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Grande épée médiévale vers 1350-1400. A Medieval... - Lot 31 - Pierre Bergé & Associés
Grande épée médiévale vers 1350-1400. A Medieval Great sword, circa 1350-1400. In excavated condition, with blade of flattened hexagonal section doubleedged and tapering to a long narrow point, cut with a shallow fuller at the forte and each face with traces of inlaid latten marks, crosspiece of slender type, of rectangular section and drooping towards the ends, and the tang fitted with faceted oval pommel with flattened faces and bevelled edges. L. overall: 147 cm - L. blade: 98.5 cm - W.: 20.3 cm. A sword with a comparable crosspiece and pommel is in the Kienbusch collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. See the 1963 catalogue of the Kienbusch collection, catalogue No. 320. Also see, OAKSHOTT, Ewart, Records of the Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 162. Another Great sword with a closely comparable hilt is in the Military Museum, Istanbul (Acc. No. 11589). See THOMAS, Clive, "King of Emirs" - Pious donations of European swords to the Arsenal of Alexandria during the time of the Viceroy Sayf al-din Aristay, in the guide to the London Park Lane Arms Fair, March 2011, p. 24, fig. 13.
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