Mid-Late 12th Century, in excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade with central fuller over nearly its entire length to the point on both sides, the forte on one side cut with a row of four addorsed 'C' marks, the fuller on the other side indistinctly cut with the inscription 'NOMINE DOMINI', hilt comprising flat arched quillons widening at the tips, later leather-covered grip and pommel of cocked-hat form.
88 cm. blade, 102 cm. overall
Sold for £7,500 inc. premium
Lamberth-Audenarde Collection Acquired from the Court Cross Collection, Norway, June 1932
Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens tveæggede Svæde, 1954, vol. I, pp. 41, 43, 114 and 187, and vol. II, pp. 8 and 93, pl. 9b Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 34, pp. 47, 72 and 73, figs. 9 and 15
A closely related sword is in the Landesmuseum, Zurich (inv. no. 6347)
The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 6 with a pommel of Type E.