Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

VII.817

Physical Description

Flat, leaf-shaped blade, tapering socket pierced for a crossbar (now missing); two langets, modern haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 394 mm (15.5 in), length of langets: 305 mm (12 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark stamped on face of blade.

Associations

Places France

Notes

Re-numbererd VII.2840 when found un-numbered in the Brick Tower in October 1989 (CEWR), it reverted to its original number in December 2002. It was identified on the basis of the mark which is identical to that recorded under VII.817 in the Marks Cards. See email from PJL to DB of 11/12/02 - copy to be placed on inv. file. (PJL, 13/12/02).