The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Cinquedea
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Venice, Italy
  • c. 1470
  • Iron or steel, gold, ivory and copper alloy, inlaid, etched and gilded
  • Length: 51.1 cm, blade
    Width: 9.2 cm
    Weight: 0.89 kg
  • Inscription: 'DESINT FATA(?) DEVM FLETI SPERARE PREC(?) .. / INFIVTV VISSIMVS MORIEMVR IPORT..' Each compartment contains human figures
    Inscription: 'INVICTI VIXIMVS · MORIEMVR IN PORTV' Each compartment contains human figures
    Maker's mark: Bladesmith's mark 17.7cm from hilt
  • A741
  • European Armoury I
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Sir Samuel R. Meyrick.