Object Title

Halberd

Halberd

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

VII.1707

Provenance

Found in store 1977

Physical Description

Top spike of quadrangular section, beak-like blade, crescentic rear blade, both pierced with simple openwork designs. Attached to haft by short langets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 455 mm (17.9 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

One langet marked: '8.C.9. BN RL ATV/2'.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Re-numbererd VII.3047 when found un-numbered in the Tower Education Centre, August 1989 (VTR/Gen.), it reverted to its original number in December 2002. It was identified on the basis of its type and marks and the fact that the Typed Inventory recorded that VII.1707 had been lent to the Education Centre. See email from PJL to DB of 11/12/02 - copy to be placed on inv. file. (PJL, 13/12/02).