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Title Turkish spear head
Nationality Turkish
Period 17th century
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This is the best of a small collection of Turkish spear heads, purchased near Marmaris several years ago. It has a fluted shaft and some rudimentary decoration to both sides of the blade. There is scattered pitting throughout the piece, which has a nice grey patina. The overall length is 48cms.

These spears were typically carried by Turkish cavalry in the many wars with Austria in the 17th century and, in particular, the attempt to seize Vienna in the 1680s. They would, of course, have been mounted on long wooden shafts. There is a lead Turkish cultural export permit seal with 'M' on one side for Marmaris and 'EX' on the other.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Polearms : Turkish : 17th Century]

testimonials

The bayonet has safely arrived this this morning. Thank you very much for professional and highest quality service. Looking forward to do the business again.

S F, UK, 21.04.2012

Just to let you know the sword arrived today. Great condition, really chuffed with it. Many thanks.

S W, UK, 20.03.2007

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