VIKING TANGED ARROWHEAD, 850-1000 AD.
Just over 4" in length, well-forged iron of trapezoidal form. Slightly flared bolster with a tapered tang. The point of flesh-cutting form as Vikings were surprise raiders preying on unprotected victims. They preyed on common people who, if warned, would wear protective garments. Thus, this arrow was made for the classic Viking raid which started with the savage slaughter of anyone encountered, until the remaining victims ceased resisting and capitulated to their demands which included seizing anything of value and often, enslaving those fit for the market or their own use.
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