Object Title

Pike

Pike

Date

1500-1522

Object Number

VII.1768

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

Small leaf-shaped head attached to the pole by a socket and a pair of langets with modern screws.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall Length: 1829 mm (72 in), length of head: 89 mm (3.5 in), length of langets: 114 mm (4.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On haft, stamped: MA 1679 (Museum of Artillery inventory number). On haft, in white paint: 12 over line over 110.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873: 120, MA 1679.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 128, no. 12/130.

J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London, 1963: 45, no. 12/110.

Notes

Date of manufacture inferred by Rotunda Catalogue provenance is pre 1522.