Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.168

Provenance

Purchased from the Great Exhibition, 1851. On loan L221 to the Horniman Museum (no. 1971.44), Dreadnought Building, August 1987.

Physical Description

The blade has a simple, folded-over socket. The haft is decorated with two tufts of hair, the upper about 44cm long, the lower about 51cm. At the butt is an iron ferrule.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 194.4cm (76.3in), blade length: 26.9cm (10.6in), ferrule length: 17.1cm (6.8in) Weight: The weight of the spear is 1.05 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.268, p. 105.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, Thom Richardson, An introduction to Indian arms and armour, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2007: 5