Object Title

Bill

Bill

Date

1580-1620

Object Number

VII.1514

Provenance

Transferred from the Vicorria and Albert Museum, 1950.

Physical Description

With head of very small size. Blade with its cutting edge rising to a low point in the centre and forking at the top into a crescentric fluke and a stiff vertical spike. At the rear is a short central spike above which the back is sharpened; at the base, two horizontal lugs. Short socket with two langets. The socket, back spike and lower half of the blade are incised with a scrolling foliate design. Modern haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2045 mm (80.5 in), Length of head: 343 mm (13.5 in), Length of langets: 121 mm (4.75 in) Weight: 2 lb 3 oz

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

VII.935 is a bill with a head of similarly small size.