A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XII
Lot 494
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XII
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium
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A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XII
Late 13th/Early 14th Century
In excavated condition, with broad double-edged blade tapering towards the point and with shallow central fuller over most of its length on both sides extending into the tang, the fuller on one side at the forte with faint traces of an incised inscription between three latten-inlaid cross potents (some latten missing), hilt comprising straight quillons of square section, long flat tapering tang, and chamfered wheel pommel with deep circular hollow on each side and surmounted by a prominent button
82.9 cm. blade, 107 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type I
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