A Silver-Mounted Arab Shamshir
Lot 95
A Silver-Mounted Arab Shamshir
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,456) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Silver-Mounted Arab Shamshir
Late 19th Century
With slightly curved fullered blade (areas of rust patination) double-edged towards the point, hilt comprising quillon-block engraved with a diamond-shaped panel of Qur'anic verse in thuluth script against a punched ground on both sides, pointed langets and tapering quillons with button terminals, chased grip-strap and bone grip-scales retained by twisted silver wire binding at the base, and foliate engraved cone-shaped pommel of hexagonal section, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with ovoidal suspension mounts en suite with the quillon-block, and chape embossed and chased with flowering foliage
76.2 cm. blade
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