Object Title

Scabbard

Scabbard

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

X.1658

Provenance

Found in Middle Flint, Cup'd A8, 30/07/1991. Moved from Lanthorn Tower, Room 5, Cup'd 17/e, 20/06/1990. Presumably missed by Valuation Team when they registered the similar X.4608 in the same location 14/12/1988. Label formerly attached (now on inv. file) reads: '? F.H. Cripps-Day Gift, Not in Inventory'.

Physical Description

All ferrous metal, straight, conical scabbard for dagger. Of D-shaped section. Flat back with scroll decoration and two suspension loops crossing in saltire. Curved front, partly pierced, and divided into three roughly equal panels decorated in relief with figures against a background of scrolls.

Inscriptions and Marks

On back, at mouth: roughly incised lines, possibly reading 'HID'.

Associations

Notes

Similar to X.4608, which has an identical label suggesting the same Cripps-Day provenance..