Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

IX.8

Provenance

In the collection of the Royal Armouries before 1967, and before 1901, according to date of Conservation report. Quite possibly 'Old Tower Collec tion'.

Physical Description

Two-handed bearing sword. The hilt is of cast gilt bronze (copper alloy), the wooden grip coverd in traces of a fabric. The pommel is of flattened lyre-shape and he quillons spring from a central block and curve towards the blade. The cast decoration of scrolls and leaves includes, at the quillon block,on each face, a satyr's head correctly displayed when the sword is borne point upwards.
The straight two-edged blade has a long grooved ricasso and a fuller extends from the ricasso to 127 mm from the acute point. A series of small crosses is stamped in groups of three in the fuller, unidentified makers' marks on the tang and the ricasso.

Techniques

Handmade, Casting

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength1067 mm
OverallLength1312 mm
OverallWeight1800 g

Inscriptions and Marks

A series of small crosses is stamped in grups of three on the ricasso.On the ricasso
Stamped
A series of small crosses is stamped in the fuller.In the fuller of the blade.
Stamped
Maker's mark
Unidebtified
On the tang of the blade
Stamped

Associations

Places Italy/Venice

Notes

This Inv. No. is included on a list (filed at the front of the first class IX IBE vol.) of class IX objects disposed of in November 1965: 'Two-hand Sword.'. Presumably the number was reallocated after the disposal.