Object Title

Halberd

Halberd

Date

1602

Object Number

VII.1379

Provenance

Purchased from the Beriah Botfield collection at Norton Hall, Northamptonshire, with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund, 1942.(Norton Hall No. 284)

Physical Description

Long spike of flattened diamond section, cusped on each edge rear. Axe blade of S-shape, a hooked fluke at the rear. Tapering socket with long langets. The lower part of the spike and the upper sectin of the socket are etched with strapwork panels and foliage. The arms of Saxony appear on one face of the blade, on the other those of the Arch-marshalship of the Holy Roman Empire each within a strapwork frame, under the second is the date 1602. A panel on each face of the fluke contains the letters C.D.A.H.Z.S.C. (Cristian der Andere Herzog zu Sachsen Churfurst). Modern haft trimmed with fabric.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 648 mm (25.5 in), length of langets: 432 mm (17 in)

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Found with 'Louisville' label attached, but no entry in FLOC so assumed not to be required and label removed. (PJL, 29/10/03).