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The 8th Lord Howard de Walden

Officer's Spontoon

Period:
18th Century
Description:
A spontoon was an infantry officer’s staff weapon, symbolizing rank and assisting the user to give signals to troops. Rank could be indicated by the size, shape and colour of the head – from all gilt through partial gilt to blued and finally polished steel.
Place of Production:
Germany
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/P29
Digital Number:
EAAM065n
Creation Date:
1700 - 1740
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council