Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1400-1499

Object Number

X.1708

Provenance

Purchased 20 March 1998. Previously part of Deposit A0271 (Smith no. 20). Found at Queenhithe (East side).

Physical Description

Wooden hilt. Large upper or pommel rondel fitted with onical metal cap, lower rondel has metal disc adjacent to the blade. Stout lozenge-section blade with inlaid copper alloy mark resembling a letter I standing on a letter O.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 350 mm (13 3/4 in.), Blade length: 212 mm (8 5/16 in.), Blade width (max.), by hilt: 15 mm (0.6 in.) Weight: 230 g (8 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

I O

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, p. 68-9 (col. illus., top on p. 69).