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Spearhead: O.35-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Long steel blade of square section chamfered with facets at the forte where there are the remains of double incised lines, made in one with a short socket which has a poor lapped weld up one side. The steel is pitted where is has been heavily corroded then polished bright


History note: From Ganjam. Probably from the Tanjore armoury, broken up in 1860 (see documentation Elgood 2004).

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 32 cm
Blade Width Max: 1.4 cm
Overall Length: 40.4 cm
Weight: 258 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 35
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.35-1879
Primary reference Number: 158341
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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