A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Lot 71
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Late 14th/Early 15th Century
In excavated condition, with wide sharply tapering blade of hollowed flattened diamond section, the hilt comprising flat quillons tapering towards the slightly downbent tips, later cord-bound leather-covered grip, and thick compressed wheel pommel with circular recess on each side
66.8 cm. blade, 82.5 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Conte de Richebourg
    Aquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, 1937

    Literature:
    Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens tveæggede Sværd, 1954, vol II, pp. 25 and 95, pl. 29b
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 58, pp. 84 and 85, fig. 21

    The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type J. For a similar sword see Ewart Oakeshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 134, XV.8 and p. 177, XVIII.6 for a related sword in the Royal Armouries, Leeds
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