A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVI
Lot 75
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVI
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVI
Late 14th Century
In excavated condition, with long tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section with shallow central fuller along each side of the forte, one side with traces of latten-filled bladesmith's mark, hilt comprising quillons of tapering rounded square section widening strongly at the tips, long flat tapering tang, and large slightly compressed wheel pommel
101 cm. blade, 126.6 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Found in the Alsace region of France
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, July 1951

    Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 53, pp. 35, 80 and 83, figs. 7 and 20
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