Object Title

Lance (burchee)

Lance (burchee)



Object Number



Presented by the East India Company, 1851. From Gwalior.

Physical Description

The head is slender and tapering, fluted and reinforced for half of its length, and has a slender tapering faceted socket. There are traces of gold koftgari decoration on the blade. The long slender bamboo haft is painted yellow, and has a socket with a fluted spherical counterweight and a long square spike.


Dimensions: The length of the lance is 2.784 mm. Weight: The weight of the lance is 1.295 kg.


Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, No. xv.20, p.94.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, No. xv.214, p.41.