spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Spear with a long, bamboo shaft that has two coils of wire, one made from copper alloy, about a third from the bottom. The head is teardrop shaped with a flat blade that has a raised column running down the centre on both sides that has incised diagonal lines. The conical part of the head that fits over the shaft has incised, circumferential lines. Below the head is a loose coil of wire.

fighting

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