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Old Board Pike

Sailors on warships used pikes to board enemy vessels or to prevent enemy sailors from boarding theirs. The pike end was painted red, a traditional practice for concealing blood. This boarding pike reportedly is one of a hundred from "Constitution," which were sold in 1890, when they had little...

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Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

Accession Number

33.403

Medium or Technique

Metal; Iron

Collections

Americas

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