The Wallace Collection

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Bill
  • Bill
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1540
  • Iron or steel and oak, incised
  • Length: 36.5 cm, includes socket
    Weight: 0.775 kg
  • A931
  • European Armoury II
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  • Bill, of small size; spike of diamond section, with the usual curved hook, salient edge, back spike, and two lugs of diamond section at the base; faceted socket; the surface with trophies of arms and crescent-shaped punch marks; octagonal staff of oak; octagonal ferrule with knob.

    Italian, about 1540.

    Laking, European Armour III, fig. 915.

    Provenance: Felix Petitprêtre (?) (Un petit fauchard, 35 fr.; Receipted Bill, 13 March, 1869); Comte de Nieuwerkerke (?).