A Rare Early Sword

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Lot 29
A Rare Early Sword
Possibly Fatimid Or Seljuk, 10th/11th Century

Sold for £ 2,100 (US$ 2,643) inc. premium
A Rare Early Sword
Possibly Fatimid Or Seljuk, 10th/11th Century
In excavated condition, with broad double-edged blade with double central fuller over most of its length on each side, hilt comprising tapering cast bronze quillons with a central chevron on each side and moulded button terminals, and integral sleeve above and below made to fit over the base of the grip and mouth of a scabbard respectively, flat tapering tang, and bronze faceted cushion-shaped pommel with deep integral chape (open along one side)
65 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Offered with a typed letter of expertise from Ewart Oakeshott dated 13 March 2001 stating his opinion as to the sword's date and country of origin, and drawing a comparison to a bronze hilt of 'the same form and construction' in the Louvre, Paris
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