Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1500-1700

Object Number

VII.1720

Provenance

Woolwich Rotunda Transfer 1978. See 1963 Rotunda Catalogue p. 45, Inv. No.12.101. Said to have come from Rhodes.

Physical Description

A lozenge-shaped head with pronounced medial ridge tapering towards the point. Short socket.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1892 mm (74.5 in), Length of head: 242 mm (9.5 in), Width of head: 50 mm (2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Socket: Stamped on each side with a circle with 4 rays. Haft: Stamped MA 1670

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873: 120, MA 1670.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1889: 128, no. 12/120.

J P Kaestlin, Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery, London, 1963: 45, no. 12/101.