A Medieval Sword Of Petersen Type Y
Lot 61
A Medieval Sword Of Petersen Type Y
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Petersen Type Y
First Half Of The 13th Century
In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade, hilt comprising slender waisted quillons of circular section widening at the tips, flat tapering tang, and pommel of cocked-hat form
95 cm. blade, 108 cm. overall


  • Literature:
    Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens tveæggeder Sværd, 1954, vol. I, p. 42, and vol. II, pp. 8 and 93, pl. 5g
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 37, pp. 55, 73 and 74, figs. 10 and 15

    This sword can be compared with the so-called Mauritius sword in the cloister of the Sanctuary of Mauritious, Valois, Switzerland. For a hilt of similar form in the Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen (inv. no. D8807), see Ewart Oakeshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 48, illustrated
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