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Object Title

Scythe

Scythe

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.960

Provenance

Tower Arsenal? Said to have been taken from Monmouth's troops in 1687.

Physical Description

The tang straightened and set into a modern woodern haft. Near the tang is stamped the makers mark.

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Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length 2600 mm (102.3 in); length of blade 600 mm (23.6 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Length: (of head?) 39 in.

Bibliographic References

A Borg, Two studies in the history of the Tower. II The Spanish armoury in the Tower. Archaeologia, CV, 1976, pp. 332-352, at pp. 349-350, Pl. XCIIIa (blade).

E. Black, Kings in conflict : Ireland in the 1690s, Belfast, 1990 (catalogue of an exhibition held at the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, from 11th April - 2nd September 1990; Ulster Museum Publication No. 265), p. 41, No. 39 (illus.).

F. Wilkinson, Those entrusted with arms..., London, Greenhill Books and Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2002, p. 77, fig. 6.2 (blade).

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