Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.3113

Provenance

L136 catalogued on return, 01/1991

Physical Description

The blade has a small tapered steel head with a medial ridge. This is supported on a long conical neck, which serves as a socket. No langets are present. The bamboo haft is fitted at its point of balance with a leather sleeve, and above it, a looped leather sling. A steel butt protector is fitted which tapers from a rounded point into a rounded moulding, then into a socket. No langets are present. Both the head and the shoe are pierced with rivets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 260 mm (10.25 in), length of shoe: 168 mm (6.6 in), length overall: 2635 mm (103.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On shoe: '5l' over '156' over '1873'.

Associations

Places Britain