Lances are thrust weapons, which warriors could use both on foot and on horseback. They differ from spears (which were designed for throwing) primarily because of their heavy weight, but also in size and the length of the shaft.


  • Title: Lance head
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Middle Age
  • Location: Hamburg-Altstadt
  • Provenance: Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg, Hamburg Museum
  • Type: weapon
  • Medium: Iron

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