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Bayonet: O.180-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Plug bayonet. Leaf-shaped steel blade with a moulding at the base, attached to a hilt of dark wood with a copper alloy ferrule at either end, the tang riveted over the end of the pommel cap. The blade is cracked and laminated, and is patinated from earlier corrosion


History note: Unknown before Robert Taylor

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 18.2 cm
Overall Length: 27 cm
Weight: 152 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Late
Circa 1660 CE - 1700 CE


Previously catalogued as Spanish

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 180
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

Inscription present: adhesive

  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.180-1879
Primary reference Number: 160107
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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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