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Spearhead: O.51-1879

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Small waisted bullet-shaped steel blade of low diamond section, with a moulded knop and short, round-section tang. The surface is polished bright, with some pitting from its earlier corrosion, and some staining

Notes

History note: 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: 15.1 cm
Overall Length: 25 cm
Weight: 72 g

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE

Materials used in production

Steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 51
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.51-1879
Primary reference Number: 158359
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 October 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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