Object Title

Partizan

Partizan

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.341

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

Tapering spear-blade with deep up-curving wings at the base, the wings cusped above and with two small lobes on each side at the base. The wings are gilt, a medial rib runs the length of the blade. At the top of the socket is a flat octagonal knop, ribbed and pierced; into this is threaded the screw at the base of the blade. Two langets extend down the ash haft which has a tapering conical shoe with pyramidal point.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2743 (108 in), length of head: 673 mm (26.5 in), length of langets: 317 mm (12.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Pierced.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

A Borg 'Heads and Horses, Two Studies in the History of the Tower Armouries' Oxford, 1976, p. 350, n.23.

C ffoulkes, Inventory and survey of the armouries of the Tower of London, London, HMSO, 1916, II, p. 229 (group entry for VII.341-VII.346), illus.

Notes

VII.341-346 are identified by ffoulkes (1916) as those used at the funeral of William III, and shown in the Spanish armoury in the late eighteenth century. See Borg (1976) for further details.