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Medieval - 'Kidney' or 'Ballock' Dagger

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 878

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,200
EUR (€) 910 - 1,360
USD ($) 1,120 - 1,680
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £978

MEDIEVAL - 'KIDNEY' OR 'BALLOCK' DAGGER

Circa 1420 AD. The long single edged blade of heavy triangular section; with triple maker's mark below the hilt, comprising 'D' in cartouche, repeated three times in a triangle; the hilt of carved wood with diamond patterning on the grip and integral bulbous shapes as quillon. 270 grams, 370 mm (14.5 inches).

Condition
Fine; some oxidation to iron; well conserved and stable.

Provenance
Found in the city wall of Dordrecht on Voorstraat in the 1980's, accompanied by an old display information card.

Literature
London Museum, Medieval Catalogue, p. 47, pl. IX for similar examples.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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