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Old 13th December 2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Crossbow Bolts, Quarrel Heads

I have been photographing Crossbow Bolts today. I have five that were found in Florida, but most came from Germany. Here are some examples of what I think maybe called Diamond Section Point, Pyramidal Point, Arrow-head, and Leaf-Shaped. Matchlock posted a auction description that I've taken the names from.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showp...52&postcount=28


Crossbow Bolts have been excavated at many new world Spanish, French and English sites, and found on early shipwrecks. Here are some sites where Crossbow Bolts have been found.

De Soto's winter encampment 1539-1540, Tallahassee Florida
http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org/...hassee-history/

Tristán de Luna, led one of the first attempt by Europeans to colonize Florida in 1559. Two shipwrecks found near Emanuel Point in Pensacola may have belonged to the de Luna expedition.
http://www.flheritage.com/archaeolo...l97/weights.cfm
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027829/00207

Charlesfort and Santa Elena 1562 – 1587, Parris Island, North Carolina.
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/N...xt/74001822.pdf

Jamestown / Virginia Company colony founded in 1607
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Neat Fernando. For some reason holding a Crossbow Bolt really talks to me.
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The place where i bought these two examples has (had?) some more, including some entire projectiles ... only that their wooden part is modern made; and i hate replicas .
By the way and just for perusal; we call these projectiles 'virotes', a term derived from 'virar' ... meaning turning. Easy, no ?
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The place where i bought these two examples has (had?) some more, including some entire projectiles ... only that their wooden part is modern made; and i hate replicas .
By the way and just for perusal; we call these projectiles 'virotes', a term derived from 'virar' ... meaning turning. Easy, no ?


... and Google does translate "virotes" to "bolts".
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