Seller: frascatius (16,577) 100%, Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352481209652 10L142 FRASCATIUS ANCIENTS A BEAUTIFUL BRONZE ARROWHEAD OF THE ANCIENT SCYTHIANS FROM THE 7TH - 1ST CENTURIES BC. THE ARROWHEAD IN THE PHOTO IS THE ONE THAT THE AUCTION WINNER WILL RECEIVE. THE PHOTO IS OF THE ONE ARROWHEAD FROM THREE ANGLES FOUND ON AN ANCIENT SITE IN THE LOWER REGION OF UKRAINE THESE ARROWHEAD TYPES WERE ALSO USED AS TRADE MONEY BY THE SCYTHIANS. THE SIZE IS 27 X 7 MM AND 1.63 GRAMS. (Arrowhead is trilobate & socketed) The Scythians were a unique people. They were among the first to develop and perfect the art of horseback riding, which eventually changed the course of world history and the strategies of war. Mounted soldiers were the key to the Scythian’s success in war. Horseback riding was developed by them to the point where they did not even dismount their horses to eat and drink. The ancient Scythian’s had many bloody tribal customs, including cutting off the heads of slain enemies, and making leather bound drinking cups from the skulls. They lined these trophies with gold and displayed them to impress their guests. We do know from history that their bows could deliver an arrow 521.6 meters which is a little more then 567 yards according to the inscription found in a Greek grave which says "Anaxagoras son of Dimagoras" shot such a bow in the city of Olbia. When in war the Scythians are said to have carried from 30 to 150 arrows into battle. The arrow heads that were developed and designed by the Scythians were far more superior than arrows used by their Middle East neighbors. They were considered much better than the traditional leaf shaped arrow heads used in the Tigris - Euphrates Region . The Scythian arrow head is known as the "Scythian point". This arrow head had more of a bullet shape with three sides and each of those three sides had very small wings. The reason for this innovation was to penetrate armor better. A True Auction Environment – Auctions start at $.99 with No Minimums and No Reserves. FULL UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY If the buyer feels that the coin received is not as represented - just return the coin and the buyer will be fully reimbursed for the cost of the coin; the original shipping charge; and the cost to ship the coin back… No Questions Asked. If the buyer is not happy, please let me know, and I will do what I can to make it right. If you have any questions regarding this auction, please click on “Ask seller a question”. I will be more than happy to provide you with a response. Visit My eBay Store: Frascatius Ancient Coins For those new to ancient coins, please contact me, and I will e-mail to you my "Beginners Guide for Ancient Coin Collectors - FAQ" . SHIPPING:To the U.S. = $3.00 Insured Flat RateInternational = $4.50 Insured Flat Rate Multiple items may be grouped at no additional charge at the above rates. All items will be carefully packaged , protected & insured (private insurance). .