The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Rapier
  • Rapier
  • Johannes Hoppe
  • Hilt- North Europe; blade- Germany, Solingen
  • c. 1630
  • Steel and gold, gilded and etched
  • Length: 92 cm, blade
    Length: 6.4 cm, ricasso
    Width: 2.8 cm
    Weight: 1.41 kg
  • Inscription: 'PRO · FIDE · ET · PATRIA / FIDE · SED · CUI · VIDE'
    Inscription: 'VINCERE AUT MORI / SOLI DEO GLORIA'
    Maker's mark: 'IOHANNES / HAPPE (sic) / ME FECIT / SOLINGEN' and wild man with a club Man etched below the name
  • A645
  • European Armoury III
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.