24 May 2006
AN ITALIAN HALBERD IN MID-16TH-CENTURY STYLE; AND ANOTHER HALBERD IN GERMAN MID 16TH CENTURY STYLE
The first partly 16th Century; the second 19th/20th Century
The first adapted from an Italian bill, the head struck with an anchor mark, drawn-up to a spike of diamond section and applied with later rear fluke (on later haft); and the second struck with a wheel mark on the fluke.
26¾in (68cm) and 18¼in (46.4cm) heads (2)
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