The Holy Lance - Museum replica
High-quality replica of the Holy Lance , nowadays housed in Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It's an eleaborate wing-spearhead wrapped with silver-wire and brass-sleeve. Inscribed on the brass sleeve is the Latin phrase: LANCEA ET CLAVUS DOMINI which means lance and nail of the lord.
The Holy Lance (German: Heilige Lanze), also known as the Holy Spear, Spear of Destiny, Lance of Longinus, and Spear of Longinus, is the name given to the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross, according to the Gospel of John.
The Holy Lance in Vienna is displayed in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. In the tenth century, the Holy Roman Emperors came into possession of the lance, according to sources from the time of Otto I (912973). In 1000, Otto III gave Boleslaw I of Poland a replica of the Holy Lance at the Congress of Gniezno. In 1084, Henry IV had a silver band with the inscription "Nail of Our Lord" added to it. This was based on the belief that this was the lance of Constantine the Great which enshrined a nail used for the Crucifixion. Source: wikipedia.org
- Museum replica after the Original in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
- Material: carbon steel, with silver wire and brass applications
- Wrapped in a velvet cloth
- Overall 47 cm
- Weight: approx. 950 g
- delivery does not include shaft