Object Title

Morning star

Morning star

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.1733

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich 1979. Originally from the town arsenal at Berne (see Typed Inventory for further details).

Physical Description

Sixteen short spikes bristle out from the swollen head of the pole, which has a long awl-shaped spike at the end. Oak staff.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2235 mm (7 ft 4 in), length of point: 190 mm (7.5 in) Weight: 4-5 lb

Inscriptions and Marks

Staff stamped MA 1711 and painted 12-139.

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873: 121, MA 1710 (CHECK - IBE records 1711 on haft).

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 128, no. 12/163.

J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London, 1963: 45, no. 12/139.