Second half of the 17th century, with wonderful provenance. From the collection of the John Woodman Higgins Museum with its inventory numbered museum identification tag attached. 84” length, elegantly formed head with scallops above up tuned base flukes, medial ridge and slightly cusped point for better penetration. One side marked I PERRIN along the ridge, undoubtedly an early collector’s stamp as was the custom. Conical socket with long cheek straps and short tassel secured with tacks. Fine form, probably French. See Stone fig.616 #17.