Object Title

Hanger

Hanger

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

IX.141

Provenance

None recorded in typed inventory.

Physical Description

Hilt: Brass cap pommel and acorn-shaped quillons, the original grip bound with fish-skin.


Slightly curved, single-edged blade with a false edge for the last 166 mm (6.6 in), etched or engraved (to be CHECKED) on each face with, on the quillon block, a cross motif and, beyond, a boar, horses and hounds, and the motto, 'pro deo / et/ patria' (for God and Country).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 691 mm (27.2 in), blade length: 559 mm (21.8 in), blade width, by hilt: 29 mm (1.1 in) Weight: 445 gm (1 lb 0 oz)

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

Charles ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, 2 vols, London, 1916, II, p. 279 - 'late 17th-century'.

Notes

A note in the IBE (deleted in pencil) records that this sword was at one time associated with the scabbard of IX.855.