Object Title

Steel javelin

Steel javelin

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIL.155

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1985.

Physical Description

Consists of a long tapering quadrangular spike terminating in a square block chiselled with leaves. the shaft is octagona, punched with a scale pattern and inlaid with pairs of lines in copper. In the centre is a plain grip defined by knops at each end. The grip shows traces of silver overlay.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length is 2074 mm, the spike being 680 mm. Weight: The weight is 1.35 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped MA2410

Associations

Places India, Oudh

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p.143, MA 2410

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p.155, no. XVII.40

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol II*, p. 63, no. XVII.40