Object Title

Spontoon

Spontoon

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

VII.4078

Provenance

Presumed Old Tower Collections.

Physical Description

No coss-bar, probably a halberd haft. Non stansard shoe.

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, stamped: THOS [C]RAVEN / BIRMINGM (Thomas Craven, Brimingham).

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Register (REWR) says this object, formerly numbered VII.1237, but was renumbered because there was another object bearing that number. There was apparently no computer entry done at the time: it was first entered on computer when unpacked in Leeds, March, 1997 (PJL).
For the slim possibility that this might be the spontoon originally numbered VII.12'8'7, see entry for VII.1287, under Notes; nails on the haft would appear to indicate that an inventory disc was formerly attached (PJL, 12/11/02).