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Lot 364
A German Horseman's Hammer
Early 16th Century

Sold for £ 2,640 (US$ 3,683) inc. premium
A German Horseman's Hammer
Early 16th Century
With small iron head with waisted rectangular hammer-head balanced by a beak-shaped fluke of diamond section and incised with lines, the socket chiselled with a flat shield on each side, one side with a short flattened belt hook (bent), on original wooden haft of rectangular section (minor splits and worming) partly encased in eight iron straps each tapering to a swelling point towards the centre (iron parts pitted)
54 cm.

Footnotes

  • For a similar example see Christie's London, Antique Arms and Armour, 20 November 1996, lot 17
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