A Sword
Lot 50
A Sword
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,359) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Sword
Possibly Merovingian, Circa 550 Or Later
In excavated condition, with broad double-edged blade (tip crudely repaired) probably originally with a shallow medial fuller over most of its length on both sides, hilt comprising flat ovoidal cross-guard, flat slightly tapering tang, and mushroom-shaped pommel
76.5 cm. blade, 90 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, at an unknown date

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 25, pp. 35, 67 and 69, fig. 12
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