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Spearhead

Description

Spearhead, c. 1579-1599. A late sixteenth-century pewter filigree decoration for staff top, dated 1589, with the standing figure of a soldier bearing a pike. Mounted in glazed frame. Excavated from the Thames foreshore and formerly part of the Hornsby Collection.

  • Measurements

  • Length

    18 cm 7 in. (excluding frame)

  • Width

    9 cm 3.5 in. (excluding frame)
    19.5 cm 7.8 in. (frame)

  • Height

    28.5 cm 11.4 in. (frame)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    date : cast : below figure of soldier : : ANO 1589,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust