Object Title

Halberd

Halberd

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

VII.1547

Provenance

(Acquired with VII.1548, 1549, 1550 & 1561 according to Typed Inventory, but no source or date given).

Physical Description

At the base of the hollow, flattened diamond section blade are an axe-blade with convext cutting edge and an angular down curved fluke with strengthened point. At the top of the tapering octagonal socket is a moulded oblate sphere. Modern, velvet covered haft with studs.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 660 mm (26 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On socket, stamped(?): B (twice).On head, stamped: an indeterminate circular mark (twice).(see drawings in mmarks Cards (Curators' Office).

Associations

Places Europe