Italian, late 15th century. See Stone figure 616 #8 for a near identical example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 85 3/4" overall. The head, 32 1/2" length plus the cheek straps. Finely forged with long, medially ridged, straight edged point with up turned base lugs and faceted conical socket. Wood haft. The head with near black patina and pitting of various degrees with crisp detail and profile. Good uniform glossy surface. The haft of great age, probably replaced in antiquity as near all early pole arms were rehafted through time. Early examples such as this are very rarely encountered.
Stock Number: FNS2918

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