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Auxiliaries - Archers

Reproduction Roman arrow heads each designed for a specific purpose.
A selection of arrow heads used by Roman Auxiliaries. These reproductions are from the collection of Ian 'Spike' Martin of the Britannia Re-enactment Group. See the video clip link below.

Hamain archer drawing an arrow. His bow was deadly over a range of four hundred metres.
Hamian archer from Syria (without his chainmail).
His bow was deadly over a range of 400 metres.


Members of the Vicus Re-enactment Group at Caerleon June 29th 2008.
Members of the Vicus Re-enactment Group at Caerleon June 29th 2008

 

 

  Video clip of Ian showing a selection of Roman arrows and explaining how they were used.

Ian 'Spike' Martin of the Britannia Re-enactment group
Ian 'Spike' Martin of the Britannia re-enactment group showing a Roman fire arrow.