Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1400-1430

Object Number

X.1

Provenance

Presented by E. Church Esq. Found in the river Thames at Westminster, 1840. Hewitt, 1880 [CHECK - should be 1870 ?], X-6

Physical Description

The rondel above the modern grip is formed of two plates brazed along their edges, the upper plate embossed with a cinquefoil. The lower rondel is engraved below with four concentric triangles.
Tapering single-edged blade of hollow-wedge section.
The metal parts patinated.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 335 mm (13.2 in), Length of blade: 226 mm (8.9 in) Weight: 0.2268 kg (8 oz)

Bibliographic References

fifteenth century'.

Veronica Fiorato and others, Blood red roses. The archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461, Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2000, chapter 10 (by Graeme Rimer), pp. 123-4, fig. 10.10 (full length view) - 'probably English, mid fifteenth-century'.