A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type X
Lot 59
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type X
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,442) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type X
Late 12th/Early 13th Century, Possibly Northern France
In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade (repaired at the point) with shallow central fuller over most of its length on both sides, hilt comprising waisted quillons of circular section widening strongly at the tips, flat tapering tang retaining its original rounded wooden grip-scales, and rounded Brazil-nut pommel
90.5 cm. blade, 105 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Found in the bank of the River Vire near the port town of Grandcamps, Northern France
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, June 1958

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 38, pp. 55, 73 and 74, figs. 10 and 15
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