Post by Jack Loomes on Sept 24, 2013 9:34:43 GMT
Late 14th/Early 15th Century. In excavated condition, with broad tapering double-edged blade with shallow central fuller extending from the tang over most of its length on each side, the fuller on one side with a latten-inlaid orb and cross mark, hilt comprising tapering quillons of rectangular section downcurved at the tips and with small triangular projection with medial ridge over each side of the blade, flat slightly tapering tang, and slightly compressed chamfered wheel pommel
81.3 cm. blade
Sold for £3,750 inc. premium London 28 Nov 2012
The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 8 with a pommel of Type I. For a sword with a similar hilt in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see Ewart Oakeshott, The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry
, 1964, pl. 34.
For more information on Type XI see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword
& this extract for Type XII: sword-site.com/thread/127/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword