Lot n° 29
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Épée de chevalier, probablement angleterre... - Lot 29 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Épée de chevalier, probablement angleterre vers 1350-1400. A Medieval Knightly sword, possibly English, circa 1350-1400. In excavated condition, a river find, with broad double-edged blade tapering to a very short point and cut with a fuller running over the lower two-thirds of its length on both sides, crosspiece of rectangular section, and bronze wheel pommel capped by an iron pyramidal button. L.: 98.4 cm - L. blade: 81.2 cm - W.: 16.1 cm. Literature: OAKESHOTT, Ewart, Records of the Medieval Sword, 1991, p.66, Type XII.1, pommel type H. Oakeshott gives this sword as a recent river find which he believes to have been in England circa 1970-72; the sword is also given as having been offered for sale at Christie's in 1972.
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