Arrow head date?

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Penske666
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Arrow head date?

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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

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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

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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.

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Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

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Thanks guys most useful info :)

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

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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.

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