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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    A SPANISH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF 'BILBO' TYPE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SPANISH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF 'BILBO' TYPE
    18TH CENTURY
    With flat tapering double-edged blade struck with a small mark on one face and 'ARRIVILLACA' on the other below the hilt, with asymmetrical double shell, a pair of arms, short recurved quillons and knuckle-guard all of robust rounded bars, globular pommel, and original wooden grip set with vertical reinforces of iron wire.
    37in (94cm) blade


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