Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1500-1549

Object Number

VII.118

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

(Based on Typed Inventory which merely said it was similar to VII.107 - CHECK ALL)
The head consists of a small, leaf-shaped blade of hollow diamond section with short, tapering socket of octagonal section with a single roped moulding at either end; and short langets. Modern wooden haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 317 mm (12.5 in), Length of langets: 178 mm (7 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on both sides, stamped: a mark resembling a four-leafed clover or a cross in reserve (illus. ffoulkes 1916; also drawing in marks cards in curators' office).

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, II, p. 223 (group entry for VII.103-126, illus. of mark).

Notes

For general information on this type of spear and for lists of other examples in the collection, arranged by [sub]-type, see entry for VII.103.