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LOT 2568

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GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 130 - 180

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£90 (EUR 106; USD 117) (+bp*)

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Medieval Sword Chape Group

15th century AD

A group of two bronze scabbard chapes comprising: one tongue-shaped with slot to each face, openwork lateral lobes to the obverse; one with reserved design including a nude female and vertical band of rosettes, geometric bands to the reverse, containing the end of the original leather scabbard with tunnel-stitched seam, moulded decoration. 58 grams total, 4-13.8cm (1 1/2 - 5 1/2"). Fair condition. [2]

Provenance
From an important private family collection of arms and armour; acquired on the European art market in the 1980s, and thence by descent.