The Wallace Collection

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Cinquedea with scabbard
  • Cinquedea with scabbard
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1500
  • Steel, bronze, gold, ivory, horn, copper alloy, leather and possibly copper, etched and gilded
  • Length: 58.8 cm
    Length: 43.9 cm, blade
    Width: 8.9 cm, blade width at guard
    Width: 13.9 cm, guard
    Balance point: 5.9 cm, forward of the guard block
  • Inscription: 'NVNQVAM POTEST NON · I ESSE VIRTVTI LOCOS ·'
    Inscription: 'PRM'
    Maker's mark: Bladesmith's mark 15.5cm from hilt
    Inscription: 'Five points …equipollés to four ...' On shield in centre
  • A743
  • European Armoury I
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