Object Title

Dagger - Dagger

Dagger - Dagger

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

X.689

Provenance

Found in the bank of the Thames at Wallingford.

Physical Description

Brass hilt consisting of a cap pommel and quillons. The pommel is of round section with a rim formed of eight cusps. The top of the pommel is deeply incised with radiating chequering. The neck of the pommel is octagonal in section and expands to the top in a concave curve. The quillons are cast and pierced in the form of two intertwining branches. The quillon block is cast all round in the form of a grotesque animals head. The ear sockets are round and deep and may have been intended as settings for jewels.


Straight double-edged blade with a pronounced medial ridge. The tang is broken in the middle.

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength314mm
OverallLength432mm
OverallWeight368.6g

Associations

Notes

For a dagger with similar quillon motif, see X.7.