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Arrow head date?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:19 pm
by Penske666
Hi,

I'm after some information for the dating of Bodkin arrowheads. I'm trying to get a rough date for the one in the picture link below:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/penske666p ... 774460003/

Cheers

Penske

Re: Arrow head date?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:28 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Not sure on an exact date but i believe that skull is currently on display in Wakefield Museum as part of their Battle of Wakefield exhibition..

http://www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/at ... ue=2190474

Absolutely fantastic with some superb finds and modern kit on display.

Re: Arrow head date?

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:42 pm
by Friesian
Penske666 wrote:Hi,

I'm after some information for the dating of Bodkin arrowheads. I'm trying to get a rough date for the one in the picture link below:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/penske666p ... 774460003/

Cheers

Penske

In the exhibition it dates it at 1460 from a skirmish at Worksop that alledgedly took place as The Duke of York moved his men north to Sandal Castle .What provenance they have I've no idea ,but knowing Vicky as I do I'm sure she would be fairly sure of her facts.

Re: Arrow head date?

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:04 pm
by John Waller

Re: Arrow head date?

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:06 am
by Penske666
Thanks guys most useful info :)

I'm pretty hacked off about loosing our skull to Wakefield though, regardless of it's age!

Re: Arrow head date?

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:05 pm
by Vicky
Penske666 wrote:Thanks guys most useful info :)

I'm pretty hacked off about loosing our skull to Wakefield though, regardless of it's age!


Just to point out that the skull is only on loan to Wakefield, and will be returned to Worksop when the exhibition closes at the end of January.

The exhibition does not claim that the skull/arrowhead is from 1460 (although the lender believes it to be). It is however, an amazingly effective visual demonstration of the damage the weapons cause.