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Spear: O.28-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




All steel. Long square section point, with a flower bud mounding and rounded cube, a round section shaft becoming octagonal at either side of a CHECK OBJECT with a central grip, round section butt spike with a plain ovoid knop. The head is at the base with incised scrolls edged with punched circles, the shaft with incised scales decorated with punched crescents

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Head Length: 82 cm
Overall Length: 234 cm
Weight: 2250 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1900


Correctly called ‘long iron spear sangh’ by Taylor (Richardson, Thom, 2007).

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 7
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.28-1879
Primary reference Number: 158335
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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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