A Medieval Knightly Sword Of Oakeshot Type Xa

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Lot 130
A Medieval Knightly Sword Of Oakeshot Type Xa
Mid-13th Century

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 13,784) inc. premium
A Medieval Knightly Sword Of Oakeshot Type Xa
Mid-13th Century
In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade with central fuller over most of its length on each side, the fuller on one side of the forte with latten-inlaid inscription 'XEXANORSTINO' between latten-inlaid 'S' and cross potent marks, and on the other with an 'S' in a circle between cross potent marks, hilt comprising long cross-piece of tapering rectangular section, flat tapering tang, and large pommel of 'cocked-hat' form
98.8 cm. blade, 118 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • For a hilt of similar form in the Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen (inv. no. D8807), see Ewart Oakeshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 48, illustrated

    The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type D. For more information see Ewart Oakeshott, The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry, 1964, pp. 89-90, pl. 2A

    Cf. a related sword sold in these Rooms, Antique Arms & Armour..., 24 April 2013, lot 189
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