Object Title

Pollaxe

Pollaxe

Date

1450-1500

Object Number

VII.1670

Provenance

Acquired 1974, ex Williams collection. Stated to have been excavated in Cheapside, London. Ex Fenton collection, Sotheby's, 15 July 1936, lot 325.

Physical Description

Of similar form to VII.1669. The top spike is polygonal, and the axe blade perforated by a quatrefoil. Brass inlay missing in parts, and the langets are broken off.
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Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 215 mm. Overall height 1410mm Length of head with langets: 350 mm Weight: 1835g

Associations

Notes

For details of simlar pollaxes in the Royal Armouries and other museums in England, see IBE (not yet on STAR) and inv. file for VII.1827.
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