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Old 28th January 2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Could anybody tell me more about two polearm/spear heads I recently acquired when purchasing another item.

They appear to be from India to my eye, but would welcome input from more knowlegable members.
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Old 29th January 2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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Southern Indian. A couple of similar examples in Egerton's southern India section.

Elgood's book, Hindu Arms and Ritual is the book on southern Indian arms. http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books.../bo3705137.html
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Old 29th January 2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Many thanks Timo,

I shall endeavour to track down a copy of the book you link to.

The top spear seems to have a thick wedged armour piercing point, but the second is curious due to its upcurved blade.

Do these different styles/shapes have particular names, and are they associated with different regions?

Would anybody suggest a date? I would guess ballpark 1800-1840?
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Old 31st January 2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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Here is a copy of the book of egerton (hindu arms and ritual)

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the picture compression failed
in here is that I hope you can read

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Old 31st January 2013, 05:03 PM   #6
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I hope that the text will be readable
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Old 2nd February 2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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That's fantastic Antoine!

Many thanks indeed for taking the time and trouble to post up the relevant pages, most enlightening!!

There is certainly the possibiliy that my two are older than I first thought, which is quite amazing really, especially as they came with along with something else!
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