A Medieval Sword - First Half Of The 14th Century. In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade with wide central fuller along each side (partially patched with lead towards the point), hilt comprising straight quillons of circular section with trumpet-shaped terminals, heavy wheel pommel of copper-alloy with chamfered edge on each side, and original wooden grips-scales.
76 cm. blade
Sold for £6,600 inc. premium
Provenance: The Late Mrs. G.E.P. How Collection
For similar swords see Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens Tveæggede Sværd, 1954, vol. II, pls. XIII (d), XIV and XV (a-f); and R.E. Oakeshott, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry, 1965, pl. 28.