A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Lot 69
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Mid-Late 14th Century
In excavated condition, with sharply tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section with a latten-filled bladesmith's mark on both sides towards the forte, hilt comprising tapering quillons swelling at the forte and with downbent bluntly-pointed tips, flat sharply tapering tang, and thick deeply chamfered wheel pommel with circular recess on each side and prominent pyramidal-shaped button
72.5 cm. blade, 93.2 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Boissonas Collection
    Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 25 November 1959, lot 124, illustrated

    Literature:
    Jean Boissonas, Alte Waffen Au Der Schweiz, Sammlung Charles Boissonas, 1910, p. 19, no. 113, pp. XXVI
    Ewart R. Oakeshott, The Archaeology Of Weapons, 1960, p. 309
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 60, pp. 35, 84 and 87, figs. 7 and 22

    The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type J.1
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