Object Title

Dagger - Rondel Dagger

Dagger - Rondel Dagger

Date

1400-1430

Object Number

X.1

Provenance

Found in the river Thames at Westminster, 1840. (Hewitt, 1870, X-6)

Physical Description

The rondel above the modern grip is formed of two plates brazed along their edges, the uppermost being conical and embossed with a cinquefoil. The lower rondel is engraved below with four concentric triangles and is slightly domed.
Tapering, straight, single-edged blade of hollow-wedge section, with small ricasso.
The metal parts patinated.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Techniques

Engraving, Brazed

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength226 mm
BladeWidth22 mm
OverallLength335 mm
OverallWeight226 g

Inscriptions and Marks

none

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'.