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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 66

    A GERMAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD

    DATED 1709

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN EXECUTIONER'S SWORD
    DATED 1709
    With broad flat blade cut with a gibbet device inlaid in latten on one side at the forte, a Wheel of Justice device also in latten on the opposing side, and cut with a brief inscription together with the date on one side towards the point, brass hilt cast with panels of scrollwork in low relief on a contrasting matted ground, and the grip retaining its original wire binding (binding loose)
    35¾in (90.9cm) blade


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    The inscription reads: 'Wen ich das Richtschwerdt wähole Gott gnad der amen Seele 1709'

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