Object Title

Hanger

Hanger

Date

1760-1820

Object Number

IX.1547

Provenance

Old Tower collection; probably Tower arsenal. First accessioned in 1977 when on display in the Mortar Room (White Tower basement).

Physical Description

General Type Description: All brass, cast hilt. Pommel of various shapes (mostly globular, oval or egg-shaped). Knuckle-guard broadens to form slightly dished, heart-shaped shell around the blade, with two loop-guards to the outside of the hand. Short rear quillon, with disc-finial inclined towards the blade. 'Barley twist' grip. Curved or sligthly curved, single-edged blade, with a narrow fuller almost at the back, extending for the greater part its length.


Variations, losses, damage etc:
Pommel Type 1 - flattened or slightly flattened globular pommel, moulded above and below, with prominent tang-button. Type Specimen: IX.6787.
Rear quillon removed or broken; inside of shell-guard drilled; blade tip broken off.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: approx. 768 mm (30.25 in.), Blade length, blade tip to hilt (by back): 624 mm (24.6 in.) Weight: 1 lb 14 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, on outside, 29 mm from hilt, stamped: crown over '3'.On blade, on back, 8 mm from hilt, stamped: 'I.GILL'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For this pattern of hanger generally and for other examples, see entry for IX.534, under Notes.
For information on the maker Gill, see entry for IX.257, Under Notes.