Object Title

Glaive / Swiss-Voulge

Glaive / Swiss-Voulge

Date

1500-1522

Object Number

VII.1772

Provenance

Transferred from the Woolwich Rotunda 1979.

Physical Description

A form of glaive, perhaps a re-used sword-blade, attached by two sockets to a staff of rectangular section,and having a straight pointed horizontal fluke projecting from the uppermost socket and turned in the opposite direction to the cutting edge of the blade, but remaining within the same plane.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of blade: 902 mm (35.5 in), length of fluke: 165 mm (6.5 in)

Associations

Places Rhodes

Notes

See Rotunda Catalogue 1963, Inventory No.XII 145/172. The item is recorded in the Rotunda Catalogue as having come from Rhodes. See also Rotunda Cat. 1906 where this item is listed as Inventory No. XII.172