Post by Jack Loomes on Dec 4, 2013 11:53:40 GMT
circa 1500 — 1530
early 16th Century
The pommel is from a basket-hilted sword. An inscription 'AFORBES' (with the F the wrong way round) is punched (pontillé style) along one length (nothing on the other): name of previous owner?
Place (legacy): Scotland, production, country
Note: The claymore is a two-handed sword of a type used in Scotland from the 15th to 17th century.
Technique: casting (process); whole
Material: steel; whole
length, whole, 135.4, cm
width, blade, 5.4, cm
width, across quillons, 31.1, cm
Acquisition: Bought; 1949-03-11; Christie's
Provenance: Christie's, London, 3 March, 1949, Lot 76, vendor not named
Acquisition Credit: Bought with the General Duplicates Fund
Inscription: punched; AFORBES; the F is written backwards; name of previous owner?
Object Number: M.2-1949
(record id: 18874; input: 2001-01-25; modified: 2012-03-20)
Permanent Identifier/Source: data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/18874