Post by Jack Loomes on Jan 14, 2015 11:10:45 GMT
Editor's Note: This sword could arguably be a Type XVI or a XIV. Due to it's length and diamond cross section above the fuller I have opted to include it in Oakeshott's Type XVI. Ewart apparently disagreed due to the curved cross guard.
Reign of Jean II of France (1350-1364), reign of Philippe VI (1328-1350)
Musee de l'Armee, Paris, 678 PO ; J
Lettering in gilt brass in the central fuller: "Nulla de virtutibus tuis major clementia est" ("None of your virtues are greater than clemency"). Leather grip over wood, partially gilded wrought iron hilt, brass inlay, rock crystal inset into pommel.
Overall length: 97 cm (38.2")
For more information about Oakeshott Type XVI swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of Medieval Sword