A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVIII
Lot 63
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVIII
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVIII
First Half Of The 14th Century
In excavated condition, with long tapering double-edged blade of flattened ovoidal section, hilt comprising long quillons of slightly tapering rectangular section, long flat tapering tang, and large wheel pommel
100 cm. blade, 126.8 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, September 1955

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 45, pp. 35, 76 and 78, figs. 7 and 17

    Quillons of similar form (Oakeshott's Style I) are first found in Viking graves of the 10th Century and were referred to by the Vikings as 'Gaddhjalt' (spike-hilt)
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