A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type X
Lot 58
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type X
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type X
Mid-Late 12th Century
In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade with central fuller over nearly its entire length to the point on both sides, the forte on one side cut with a row of four addorsed 'C' marks, the fuller on the other side indistinctly cut with the inscription 'NOMINE DOMINI', hilt comprising flat arched quillons widening at the tips, later leather-covered grip and pommel of cocked-hat form
88 cm. blade, 102 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Lamberth-Audenarde Collection
    Acquired from the Court Cross Collection, Norway, June 1932

    Literature:
    Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens tveæggede Svæde, 1954, vol. I, pp. 41, 43, 114 and 187, and vol. II, pp. 8 and 93, pl. 9b
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 34, pp. 47, 72 and 73, figs. 9 and 15

    A closely related sword is in the Landesmuseum, Zurich (inv. no. 6347)

    The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 6 with a pommel of Type E
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