A Rare Knightly Sword from the Castillion River Find,
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39” overall, Double-edged blade of triangular shape, ribbed at the centre; thin quillons slightly curved toward the blade, octagonal pommel relieved at the centre. Together with the scabbard iron chape.
Very rare sword in excavated condition. Provenance: private collection from Marseille. Then Robert Brooker collection.
The sword was found near Castillion. (The Battle of Castillon of 1453 was the last battle fought between the French and the English during the Hundred Years' War).
References, London Park Lane Arms fair catalogue 1993 and 2012 and R.E Oakeshott A River Find of 15th Century Swords