The Sagittarii Holmiae had the honor today, to be shown the historical archery material at the Stockholm Museum of History.
Ph.D. Archeology Elisabeth Regner, Senior Curator at the museum, gave us a very special
tour, including showing us some of the archery material from the museum’s collections, usually not shown for visitors.
Above a sami hunting bow (flatbow) from around 1,000 AD, is displayed, along with some arrowheads. Detail right. Arrowheads below.
Above a medieval longbow (14th or 15th century), probably a hunting bow.
Above, the skull of a soldier, fallen at the battle of Visby in 1361. The skull is penetrated by an arrow from a crossbow.
Perhaps most exciting was this heavy bow (above), which I would argue is probably a warbow. Made of pine, the bow is believed to originate från the period 500-800 AD. This however is unclear, since it hasn’t been examined using the C14-method.
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