Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1501-1530

Object Number

VII.20

Physical Description

Broad, leaf-shaped hollow blade. [No description in IBE. This description taken from IBE for VII.3, to which this example is stated to be familiar]
The 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 enclosed in a shield-shaped frame and surmounted by what appears to be a debased 'mantling'. Modern haft.

Dimensions

HeadLength17.75 in
HeadLength454 mm
OverallLength1969 mm
OverallWeight1207 g
OverallWeight2 lbs
OverallWeight10.6 oz.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamp
7-toothed cog-wheel
On each face of blade

Associations

Places England

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

general information on this type of spear and for lists of other examples in the collection, arranged by [sub]-type, see entry for VII.1.
On long term loan to the Museum of London (Loan L146) until March 2005; borrower's ref. number: L112/4.
This record contained the following note prior to 15/6/98: 'Previously descibed as a Boar spear a recent loan inspection (Loan L146) has proved it to be just a spear. see loan file for inspection report.'.