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Spear
  • Spear
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • 17th century
  • Steel, bronze or bell-metal, paint
  • Length: 36 cm, including socket
    Width: 8 cm, at greatest
    Weight: 1.22 kg
  • A1020
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Spear, with a leaf-shaped head of light bronze, or bell-metal, tipped with a steel spike of diamond section. It is pierced, on either side of the central rib, with a star and six circular holes, in one with the six-sided socket; staff painted with red and white spiral bands.

    Italian (?), 17th century.

    Other examples are in the Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer, Vienna. They are believed to be Austrian of the late-18th or early-19th century. For a note on the shaft see A9.