A Medieval Sword

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Lot 176
A Medieval Sword
Late 14th/Early 15th Century

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,926) inc. premium
A Medieval Sword
Late 14th/Early 15th Century
In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade with shallow central fuller extending from the tang over most of its length on each side, the fuller on one side with a latten-inlaid orb and cross mark, hilt comprising tapering quillons of rectangular section downcurved at the tips and with small triangular projection with medial ridge over each side of the blade, flat slightly tapering tang, and slightly compressed chamfered wheel pommel
81.3 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 8 with a pommel of Type I. For a sword with a similar hilt in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see Ewart Oakeshott, The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry, 1964, pl. 34
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