The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Cup-hilt rapier
  • Cup-hilt rapier
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Hilt- Spain; blade- Solingen, Germany
  • probably 3rd quarter of 17th century
  • Iron or steel, pierced, chased and etched
  • Length: 119 cm
    Width: 1.4 cm
    Weight: 0.94 kg
  • Inscription: 'CLEMENS WIRSBERG / ME FECIT SOLINGE[N]' With scrolls and oval panels
    Inscription: 'FIDE SED CUI VIDE / SOLI DEO GLO / RIA / PRO ARIS ET FOCIS / VITA SPE AUT MORI'
  • A653
  • European Armoury II
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