2 November 2005
AN ITALIAN LONG MILITARY SPEAR, ALLA BOLOGNESE; AND ANOTHER, SIMILAR
Each circa 1520
The first with flat blade tapering from a broad base with full-length narrow medial ridge, struck with a dagger mark on both sides, and faceted tubular socket drawn out to a pair of long side-straps: on later staff; and the second with unmarked and slightly more narrow blade: on later staff.
36¾in (93,4cm) and 37¾in (95,9cm) heads (2)
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