Object Title

Bill

Bill

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

VII.1742

Provenance

Transferred from Woolwich Rotunda 1979.

Physical Description

A long blade tapering to a narrow point at the top, with a down-curving fluke set on one side, and lower down on the opposite edge a straight pointed fluke, both extensions set within the plane of the blade. At the base near the socket is a crosspiece of two small flukes also set within the plane of the blade. DESCRIBE DECORATION - pointille including a 'Christmas tree' motif? (CHECK).

Inscriptions and Marks

On haft: (stamped) MA 1550; (painted white) 12 over 8 (both are Museum of Artillery inventory numbers - see Publications).

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

down the numbers on the object as MA 1550 and 12.8 (PJL, 27/01/03).