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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Pole Arms and Melee Weapons

Ranseur 1

Period:
16th Century
Description:

The ranseur, also known as a roncone, was a polearm similar to a partisan with a three-pronged head like a trident. The ranseur is a thrusting weapon, with the side prongs being used to push cavalry men off their horses, or to break weapons if they got caught in between the main spike and side prong.

Place of Production:
Italy
Materials/Media:
Full length: 221cm; Head: 56cm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000229
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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