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The 8th Lord Howard de Walden

Cinquedea

Description:
This kind of highly decorated sword was carried with civilian dress and was known as a cinquedea.  They were popularly carried by noblemen in the Italian city states around the 16th century.
Place of Production:
Northern Italy
Materials/Media:
Steel, brass, horn plaque
Dimensions:
560mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/D22
Digital Number:
EAAM004n
Creation Date:
c.1500
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council