Militaria, Clocks, & Science
Ceremonial Halberd, Europe, c. 1600, tall spear above a pierced concave blade and shaped beak, rectangular socket and langets, mounted on an ash pole, overall lg. 81 1/4 in.
Provenance: Collection of George Snook, M.D.
Literature: Illustrated in George Snook, M.D., The Halberd and Other European Polearms 1300-1650 (Museum Restoration Service, Historical Arms Series No. 38; Bloomfield, Ont., 1998),figure 15, p. 10.
Metal brown, points of blade and beak with minor bends, worm holes to base of pole.
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