A Rare English Arming Sword

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Lot 150
A Rare English Arming Sword
Late 16th Century

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 3,043) inc. premium
A Rare English Arming Sword
Late 16th Century
With broad double-edged blade, hilt comprising large flat arched quillons with 'fish-tail' ends, short triangular shaped langets incised with vertical lines, tapering tang (grip missing), compressed globular pommel pierced through on one side for a thong, and separate button finial (pitted overall)
68 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a discussion of swords of this type, in connection with the swords of Justice and the Curtana among the Coronation Regalia, see C. Blair (ed.), The Crown Jewels, London, 1998, II, pp. 341-47

    For another example see Sir Guy Francis Laking, A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries, 1922, vo. V, p. 173, fig. 1607
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