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Grande épée médiévale vers 1300-1350. A Medieval... - Lot 8 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Grande épée médiévale vers 1300-1350. A Medieval Great sword, circa 1300-1350. In excavated condition, with double-edged near-flat blade tapering slightly towards the point, cut with a narrow fuller over the lower two-thirds of its length, and each side with traces of an incised mark, a cross Alisée patée, robust faceted crosspiece swelling towards the ends, and strongly formed large wheel pommel, the sides widening in profile towards the base. L. overall: 118.8 cm - L. blade: 96.5 cm - W.: 21.9 cm. This sword compares to another in the Burrell collection, Glasgow, circa 1300-1350. Another comparable example is a sword from the Alexandria arsenal with the arsenal inscription dated A.D. 1400/1401, attributed to circa 1350. See OAKESHOTT, Ewart, Records of the Medieval sword, 1991, p. 90 and p. 103 fig. 8 respectively.
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