Bill

Bill

c. 1480

Steel, wood haft

Overall: 184.8 cm (72 3/4 in.); Blade: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1835

Description

This weapon known as the "bill" was developed from an agricultural tool. Used throughout Western Europe, it was particularly popular in Italy and England where it served as an equivalent to the Central European halberd.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Arms & Armor
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor

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