Double horned anvil stake 17th-18th c.
Handwrought steel, with two parallel horns and base stake. Worn. Formerly displayed as part of the Higgins Armoury display of the shop used by armourers. Illustrated in the Higgins Catalogue page 28. Acquired by John Woodman Higgins from Sumner Healy Galleries, N.Y., February 24, 1932. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. Includes the Higgins Armoury inventory tag - item 1718.
Measurements: 22 1/2 in. long and 24 in. tall. Face 5 1/2 in. long and almost 4 in. wide with the mushrooming. Flat horn 2 3/4 wide tapering to 3/8 in. wide. Round horn app. 2 1/2 in. wide at the widest point. Varied curve from almost flat to round near the point.
Weight: app. 59 pounds.
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