Recovered at Königstein Castle, Hesse, Germany, between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. The castle ruins stand today with the earliest portions reduced to the ground floor in the 14th century and rebuilt and fragmented several times thereafter with several buildings in the town of Königstein constructed from the castle stone. Rarely encountered with such specific and historic information. Iron, 3 1/8” length with elongated pyramidal form point and open seam conical socket. Sound excellent excavated condition, professionally preserved. The evolution of the crossbow paralleled that of plate armor and the bolts such as this could penetrate all but the thickest plate at the time.
Stock Number: A4855

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