Seventh Crusade period, (1248-54) See Nicolle, fig.84 for a comparable example excavated at Ras Castel Serbia. 3 ½” length, well forged iron with thickened medial, slightly rounded edged barbed point. Rectangular section bolster and opened seam conical socket. The javelin was used, thrown from horseback. If it hit its mark, the attack was successful. If stopped by a shield, it would impale, pulling the shield from the owner’s hand or at least making it difficult to control. This example is in exceptional condition with no loss or damage and the surface textured from burial…

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