Cinquedea 3

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.
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North Italian
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L: 635mm
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East Ayrshire Council
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