Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1300-1399

Object Number

IX.1084

Provenance

Purchased at Christie, Manson and Woods on 25 April 1961, lot 140), along with IX.1081, IX.1082, IX.1083 and IX.1085. Previously in the collection of Dacre Kendrick Edwards

Physical Description

Straight two-edged blade with two very wide. Shallow fullers running from the hilt almost to the point giving the apparance of a facetted surface. Down-curved quillons splaying towards their terminals; at the base of the tang there is a short continuation of a narrow fuller at the forte. Oblate wheel-pommel with a shallow boss on each face.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1080 mm (42.5 in.), Length of blade: 890 mm (35 in.) Weight: 3 lb 1 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

On one face of the tang a mark is stamped twice, another mark is stampd on the reverse; on each face of the forte a running wolf mark is incised, accompanied on one face by an incised cross (see in Dufty (1974) Pl. 106)

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, Pl. 4a and Pl. 106 (marks).

[R.] E. Oakeshott, Records of the medieval sword, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1991, p.156 (Type XVIa, 'c.1300-25')