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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'. The etching is almost cleaned off on one side. Modern haft.


OverallLength2214 mm
HeadLength448 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

7-toothed cog-wheel
On each face of blade


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).

P. Hammond, Royal Armouries Official Guide, 2nd (rev'd) edn, London, 1993, p. 35, centre (col. ill., det. blade and part of haft - 'Weapons of Henry VIIIs guards').

Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Tower of London [souvenir guide], Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2000, p. 10 (col. illus., bottom, centre of group; head and part of haft only, as Hammond 1993).


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.