Object Title

Lance

Lance

Date

1868-1888

Object Number

VII.3114

Provenance

L136 catalogued on its 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.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 260 mm (10.25 in), length of shoe: 169 mm (6.65 in), length overall: 2673 mm (105.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On shoe: '5L' over '155' over '1873'.

Associations

Places Britain