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October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

English Bill

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 27, 2016 10:00AM


English Bill, England, c. 16th century, slender spear above a hooked blade with beak, the blade with an armorer's mark in the form of a sunken rectangular cartouche with raised symbol and "H," round socket with open side, mounted on a modern ash pole, overall lg. 80 3/4 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 37, p. 21.
Estimate $700-900

Blade pitted.

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George Snook, United Kingdom, Bloomfield