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Lot 176

Lot 176A Medieval Knightly Sword Of Oakeshott Type XIIIBSecond Half Of The 14th Century £ 8,000 - 10,000

RUB 670,000 - 840,000

Antique Arms, Armour & Modern Sporting Guns

23 May 2018, 10:30 BST

London, KnightsbridgeLot Details A Medieval Knightly Sword Of Oakeshott Type XIIIB

Second Half Of The 14th Century With broad double-edged blade of flat slightly diamond section tapering towards the point and incised with three stars at the end of the shallow central fuller on both sides of the forte, one side with a dagger marks between 'S' marks, hilt comprising bow-tie shaped quillons slightly arched on each side over the forte, wheel pommel drawn-up to a blunt point on both sides and surmounted by an ovoidal brass tang button mount, and retaining its tapering leather-wrapped grip (wear and pitting overall)

86.5 cm. blade, 101.5 cm. overall Footnotes

Similar hilts are found on most of the well-known swords with blades bearing Arabic inscriptions including dates from 1367/8 to 1436/7. See D. Alexander, 'European Swords in the Collections of Istanbul. I. Swords from the Arsenal of Alexandria', Waffen-und Kostumkunde, 27 (1985) p.81 and figs. 1-12, 20, 22, 24, 32, 38-40, 42 and 47-49

The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 5 Activities Request condition report View Conditions of Sale Go to Arms and Armour Auction information Buyers' Obligations

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