Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1501-1530

Object Number

VII.21

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE. Presumably Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Broad, leaf-shaped hollow blade. [No description in IBE. This description is taken from IBE for VII.5 to which this example is stated to be similar]. Hollow blade has a short socket which extends into the head and is continued to the reinforced point as a medial rib. Socket attached to haft by 2 rivets. The mark (see below) appears above an etched (or engraved) panel of a Tudor rose set between parallel lines and surmounted by an engrailed band.

Dimensions

OverallLength1912mm
OverallWeight1536g
OverallWeight3g
OverallWeight6.2oz.
HeadLength452mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamp
7?-toothed cog wheel (to be checked)
On at least on face of blade (to be checked)

Associations

Places Italy

Bibliographic References

Charles ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, 2 vols, London, 1916, vol. II, p. 221 (see Notes under VII.1 for extract).

Notes

For general information on this type of sprear and for lists of other examples in the collection arranged by [sub]-type, see entry for VII.1.


NB. The description for this spear was taken from the IBE for VII.5, which is listed as a type A1 spear. VII.21 is listed as a type A spear. This item may need checking to ensure that the description is correct.