Object Title

Dagger - Rondel Dagger

Dagger - Rondel Dagger

Date

1400-1499

Object Number

X.1708

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Wooden hilt tapering towards the blade and pommel, bulging in the centre. There is considerable damage to the hilt, with a section towards the blade missing. Large upper or pommel rondel fitted with conical iron cap and held in place with 3 rivets. Lower rondel has a copper alloy washer adjacent to the blade. Stout lozenge-section blade with inlaid copper alloy mark resembling a simple a human with no arms, or an I beneath an O

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength351mm
OverallWeight240g
BladeOverall211mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
A simple human stick figure with no arms, or an I beneath an O
Blade, towards the grip
inlay

Associations

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).