Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1500-1549

Object Number

VII.121

Provenance

Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

With langets. The head consists of a small, leaf-shaped blade of hollow diamond section with short, tapering socket of octagonal section with a double roped moulding at either end; all of one langet and most of the other have been broken off, the latter having one nail. Modern wooden haft. Roped decoration.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2312 mm (91.1 in), length of head: 333 mm (13.2 in), length of remaining (shortened) langet: 44 mm (1.75 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.