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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

Cinquedea 3

Period:
16th Century
Description:

This early 16th century cinquedea is a classic example of the type, with its small pommel and balustrade-style grip, drooping crossguard and wide-based blade. This cinquedea was produced in North Italy, which held a high reputation for producing and exporting armoury and weaponry during the late Middle Ages.

 

This object's hilt is composed of ivory, with decorative joining studs connecting the material to the blade's tang. The edge of the pommel is decorated with floral designs in low relief.

Place of Production:
North Italian
Dimensions:
L: 635mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000056
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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