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Not recorded in IBE. Presumably Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Broad, leaf-shaped hollow blade. [No description in IBE. This description taken from IBE for VII.3, to which this example is stated to be similar].
The hollow blade has a short socket which extends into the head and is continued to the reinforced point as a medial rib. Socket attached to haft by 2 rivets. The mark (see below) appears above an etched (or engraved?) panel of a Tudor rose enclosed in a shield-shaped frame and surmounted by what appears to be a debased 'mantling'. Modern haft.


Dimensions: Length of head: 474 mm (17in.); overall length: 2381 mm; Max. width: 87 mm; Max. depth: 32 mm Weight: 1564 g (3 lbs 7.2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

On each face of blade, stamped: 7-toothed cog-wheel


Places Italy

Bibliographic References

Charles ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, 2 vols, London, 1916, vol. II, p. 221 (see Notes under VII.1 for extract). _


For general information on this type of spear and for lists of other examples in the collection arranged by [sub]-type, see entry for VII.1.