Seller: californiacoolcoins4u (2,372) 100%, Location: Lake City, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362676853543 ABAUTHENTIC LOT OF 5 ANCIENT BRONZE ARROW HEADS SCYTHIAN EMPIRE( 900-200 B.C. )The Scythians (pronounced 'SIH-thee-uns') were a group of ancient tribes of nomadic warriors who originally lived in what is now southern Siberia. Their culture flourished from around 900 BC to around 200 BC, by which time they had extended their influence all over Central Asia – from China to the northern Black Sea. Until the 1700s, a lot of what we knew about the Scythians was cobbled together from a range of ancient sources – none of them written by the Scythians themselves as they didn’t ‘do’ writing. So what we had was a collection of accounts written by Greeks, Assyrians and Persians – and they were usually terrified (although often also impressed).The Greek historian Herodotus, in his Histories (Book 4, 5th century BC), wrote: ‘None who attacks them can escape, and none can catch them if they desire not to be found.’ Assyrian inscriptions from the 7th century BC also refer to fighting Scythians, with one mentioning a peace treaty secured by marrying off an Assyrian princess to a Scythian king.When the Scythians weren’t being hide and seek champions, or being fobbed off with foreign princesses, they even developed a powerful new type of bow which was made from different layers of wood and sinew. It was much more powerful than a regular wooden bow, as the different layers increased the forces and energy when the string was released.In battles, the Scythians would use large numbers of highly mobile archers who could shower hundreds of deadly arrows within a few minutes. As late as the 6th century AD a Byzantine writer described the deadly effect of mounted archers like these: ‘they do not let up at all until they have achieved the complete destruction of their enemies.’ If this were not terrifying enough, several classical writers state that the Scythians dipped their arrows in poison!DESCRIPTION: RARE LOT OF 4 ANCIENT BRONZE ARROW HEADS.LOVELY HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS IN GREAT CONDITION. PERIOD / CULTURE: ANCIENT - SCYTHIAN MEASUREMENTS: 22-35mm; 7grams CONDITION: VERY GOOD - CLEANED - VERY FINE PATINA - STILL SHARP - COLLECTORS SPECIMENDISCOUNT ON SHIPPING FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES FASTEST SHIPPER ON EBAY ALL MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED THE DAY OF PURCHASE IF PAID BEFORE 12:00PM. ALL ITEMS PAID AFTER 12:00PM WILL BE SHIPPED THE NEXT DAY… *** GUARANTEED *** ***Please don’t hold me responsible for the Post office shipping time when leaving feedback*** Thank You for your Purchase and Please come back soon All orders come with a 5% discount card good for your next purchase Not Responsible for any further charges including Customs. If unsure about Customs charges contact the Customs Office in your Country All coin orders over $79.99 gets a FREE Ancient Roman Coin in a Display Album with the Story of the coin and a "Certificate of Authenticity"