Another GGS treasure from the School Archives

How did a Roman oil lamp and three 5th century BC bronze arrowheads come to be at Corio? Records show that a collection of ancient pottery was presented to the school museum in 1922 by Captain J. Percy Chirnside (GGS 1882), which likely included the lamp, but the provenance of the arrowheads is unknown. Research indicates that they originate from Acragas (Agrigento) in Sicily and were used with a short reed shaft and fired from a double-curved ‘Cupid’s bow’ at short-range.