Object Title

Bayonet - Plug Bayonet

Bayonet - Plug Bayonet

Date

1680-1720

Object Number

X.70

Provenance

unknown

Physical Description

Slightly curved blade of wedge section for most of its length. The back is sharpened for a short length from the point. A mark is stamped on each face of the blade. The copper-alloy quillons are in the form of helmeted heads. The pommel cap is surmounted by a terminal of similar form. The grip is of wood and has a relatively small baluster-form plug.

Techniques

Cast, Stamp

Dimensions

BladeLength297 mm
OverallLength445 mm
OverallWeight269 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
similar to a stylised anchor
both faces of the blade, at the forte
stamp

Associations

Notes

Four plug bayonets with similar hilts, but with straight blades, were offered for sale by Thomas Del Mar (in association with Sotheby's), London 12 December, Lots 297-300 (all with col. illus.), ex Warwick Castle (inv. nos, repectively, E026, E025, E023 & E024). The blades of Lots 297 & 298 were inscribed 'God Save King James the 2' - as on Royal Armouries X.67. (PJL, 26/11/07)