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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER

    PARTLY EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER
    PARTLY EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    With slender blade of flattened-diamond section changing to flattened-hexagonal section, stamped 'Sahagom En Toledo' within the short fuller on one side, 'In Te Domino Spera' on the reverse, and the ricasso struck with a mark, 'S' crowned, on both sides, gilt cast-iron hilt decorated with flowers and foliage in low relief within a series of fish-roe panels, and the grip bound with wire and 'Turk's heads'.
    39½in (100.3cm) blade


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