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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    A SMALL BALLOCK DAGGER

    LATE 15TH /EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL BALLOCK DAGGER
    LATE 15TH /EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    In excavated condition, evidently a river find, with short sharply tapering single-edged blade pierced with a circular hole encircled by latten rings and struck with a small mark on one face, original carved nodular rootwood hilt fitted with iron washer over the base, and domed brass pommel with iron button
    10¼in (26cm)


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    A series of closely related examples were excavated near the North German city of Lübeck.

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