A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Lot 68
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,611) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Mid-Late 14th Century, Possibly French
In excavated condition, with sharply tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section with shallow central fuller along each side of the forte, hilt comprising flat tapering quillons with downbent bluntly-pointed tips, flat tapering tang retaining the remains of the original wooden grips, and slightly compressed chamfered wheel pommel with flattened pyramidal-shaped button
69.5 cm. blade, 85.7 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, June 1957

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 62, pp. 60 and 86, fig. 11

    The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 8 with a pommel of Type H

    Similar examples are preserved in the Rouen Museum, the Museè de l'Armeè, Paris and the Society of Antiqueries, London. Other examples were in the collections of Sir Edward Barry of Oakwells Manor, the Baron de Cosson and William Randolph Hearst
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