A Very Rare Medieval Boy's Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVI
Lot 67
A Very Rare Medieval Boy's Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVI
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Lot Details
A Very Rare Medieval Boy's Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVI
Mid-14th Century, Possibly French
In excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade of flattened ovoidal section with central fuller over two thirds of its length on both sides, hilt comprising slightly arched quillons with rounded tips, flat tapering tang, and chamfered wheel pommel
56 cm. blade, 67.8 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, July 1950

    Literature:
    Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, To riddersværd i en dansk privatsamling, 1952, p. 31, fig. 5
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 46, pp. 35, 78 and 85, figs. 7 and 21

    For another boy's sword formerly in the Mrs. G.E.P. How Collection and sold in these Rooms, see Antique Arms and Armour ..., 25 July, 2007, lot 117

    The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 7 with a pommel of Type I
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