Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.1718

Physical Description

Large leaf-shaped blade with central rib, possibly holow. The lower half is gilded. It is attached by a short socket with three rivets down each side. Two narow-shaped indentations are set on each side of the socket near the edge.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of blade: 640 mm (2 ft 1.25 in), width of blade (maximum): 115 mm (4.5 in), length of staff: 2925 mm (9 ft 7 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped MA 1604 on staff.

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873: 118, MA 1604.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 125, no. 12/64.

J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London, 1963: 43, no. 12/54.