Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.3038

Provenance

First registered by Valuations Team when on loan to Inns of Court Yeomanry (Loan L149), 18/07/1989.

Physical Description

General Type Description: The blade has a small tapered steel head of triangular section with concave sides. This is supported on a long conical neck, which serves as a socket. No langets are present. The bamboo haft is fitted at its point of balance with a leather sleeve, and above it, a looped leather sling. A steel butt protector is fitted which tapers from a rounded point into a rounded moulding, then into a socket. No langets are present.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 300 mm, length of shoe: 167 mm, length overall: 2685 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Head stamped ''98'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern generally, see C. ffoulkes and E.C. Hopkinson, 'Sword, Lance and Bayonet', 2nd edn, London, 1967, pp.103 (Fig. 50, Nos 8 & 9), 104-6.