Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1500-1522

Object Number

VII.1771

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich 1979. Stated in the Rotunda catalogues to be from Rhodes, and if so presumably acquired with other Rhodes material by by Sir J Lefroy in 1867.

Physical Description

Said to have come from Rhodes, before 1522. Leaf-shaped head attached to haft by socket and a pair of cheeks.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1838 mm (72.3 in), length of head: 70 mm (2.75 in), length of blade: 76-83 mm (3-3.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On haft, stamped: marked MA 1678 (Museum of Artillery inventory number).

Associations

Bibliographic References

THESE REFS ASSUME NO ON HAFT IS 1678; IF 1676 REFS NEED CHANGINGOfficial Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873: 120, MA 1678

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 128, no. 12/129.

J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London, 1963: 45, no. 12/109.

Notes

Date of manufacture inferred by Rotunda Catalogue provenance is pre 1522. Similar head to VII.1768, but smaller.