Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

Crusader arrows

I stopped by the big PNNA coin collector's convention in Tukwila this afternoon. Apparently this is the largest coin collecting event in the entire Pacific Northwest, and although I have no real interest in coin collecting per se, I do enjoy sampling different communities.

One thing that surprised me was the presence of objects for sale other than unusual coins and currency, for example the arrowheads you see here: they were used by Western European crusaders between 1000 and 1200 CE, and are being sold for $85 each.

I suppose if you happen to know someone who sees human civilization as hurtling toward some final battle to the death between the "Christian world" and the "Islamic world," then regardless of which side he or she is rooting for in his or her overactive imagination, I'd imagine one of these arrowheads would make a memorable gift.

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