Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1790-1815

Object Number

VII.396

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE and Object.

Physical Description

Leaf-shaped blade of flattened lozenge section; short conical neck with screw extension which passes through crosspiece and into baluster moulding of socket; crosspiece of two equal quillons and circular section with domed terminals; socket with two reinforcing rings and equal langets with three rivets each. Varnished wooden haft of circular section. Conical iron shoe with two equal langets with one rivet each.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 444 mm (17.5 in), length of langets: 229 mm (9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On langet: 56 Rgt (IBE has REGT) E2. On opposite langet: G.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

The 56th Regiment of Foot was renamed the Essex Regiment in 1881.