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Halberd

Date:
late 15th–early 16th century
Culture:
Swiss
Medium:
Steel, wood (oak), iron, brass
Dimensions:
L. 8 ft. 8 1/2 in. (265.3 cm); L. of head 17 in. (43.2 cm); W. 7 in. (17.7 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. (2721.6 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
25.135.7
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Dr. John Waldman. Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650. Leiden: Brill, 2005. pp. xii, 56 and fig. 56.



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