Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

IX.993

Provenance

Presented 1956

Physical Description

In excavated condition. Iron hilt consisting of pommel and horizontally recurved quillons retaining traces of silvering. Wooden grip. Double-edged blade, much corroded.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1016 mm (40 in), Length of blade: 807 mm (31.8 in) Weight: 1 lb 12 oz

Associations

Notes

A number of swords of this type have been found in Hungary (J. Szendrei and J. von Reymond-schiller 'Unggarische Kriegsgeschichtliche Denkmaeler in der Milleniums-Landes-Ausstellung' pp.64-5, 189) while another in Real Armeria (G.26) is described as 'Slavonic' in 'Relacion de Valladolid' [CHECK THIS REF]. A number are also in the Venice Arsenal (used by mercenaries?).