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A RARE SWISS HALBERD OF SOLOTHURN TYPE
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A RARE SWISS HALBERD OF SOLOTHURN TYPE

17TH CENTURY

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A RARE SWISS HALBERD OF SOLOTHURN TYPE
17th Century
The head with convex axe-blade drawn up to a clipped point, central spike of flattened diamond section formed with a strongly reinforced stiff diamond point, two opposing rear flukes, the upper acutely curved and the two divided by a near-annular piercing, and with tapering octagonal socket extending to form a pair of long straps: on later octagonal staff
17¾in. (45.1cm) head
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Lot Essay

Similar examples are preserved in the Zeughaus Solothurn and the Historisches Museum, Bern. See Nicolo Vital, Das Alte Zeughaus Solothrun, Solothurn, 1985, pp. 157, 159; and Dr. Rudolf Wegeli, Inventar de Waffensammlung des Bernishen Historischen Museums in Bern, III, Stangenwaffen, catalogue Nos. 1469/1470
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