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Spear: O.26-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




All steel. Long square section point, with a mounding and round section shaft with a central hexagonal grip, round section butt spike with ovoid knop. The head is decorated with triple incised lines and sections of brass inlay, the shaft with bands of brass inlay the grip with incised zigzags at either side of a double incised line. The knop and butt spike are damaged, and any decoration lost


History note: From Ganjam

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Head Length: 64 cm
Overall Length: 177 cm
Weight: 2270 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1900


Note from Robert Taylor no. 15 ‘Used. I believe, by courtiers; the rattle of the rings scaring wild beasts’

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 26
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.26-1879
Primary reference Number: 158333
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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