Roman Pilum Shank

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 69 cm long
Price: 1 000 Euro
Ref: 3386
Provenance: Collection Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, Germany. Acquired in April 2018 from Stauffer auction.
Condition: Iron heavily corroded and stabilized. Minimal missing parts. Overall very well preserved.
Description: Iron pilum tip with a square section tapering towards the front. The tip set off with a pyramidal form. At the lower end, the square section ends in a wide, also square socket, in which the wooden shaft was inserted. Two insertion holes still preserved.