PAKISTAN, medieval iron arrowhead, elongated tetrahedral

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PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier Province, 3rd to 12th centuries AD, arrowead, elongated tetrahedral head on short tang, iron, head 94x5mm, tang 25x2mm, 13.27g, The tetrahedral shape started with the Hephthalites, continued with the Turks, was standardized by the Mongols. The elongated variety is rare. They have lower aerodynamic efficiency. Their exact purpose is uncertain. These are probably 12th-13th century “Turko-Mongol.” rusty, pretty nice

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The tetrahedral shape started with the Hephthalites, continued with the Turks, was standardized by the Mongols. The elongated variety is rare. They have lower aerodynamic efficiency. Their exact purpose is uncertain. These are probably 12th-13th century “Turko-Mongol.”

In the context of western Pakistan, iron arrowheads seem to appear starting around 200 BC.

The Iron Age began throughout Eurasia around 700 BC. By, say, 1 AD, the iron had more or less completely displaced bronze in the manufacture of weapons.