17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
GBP 400 - GBP 600
A SPANISH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF 'BILBO' TYPE
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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