The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Cinquedea
  • Cinquedea
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1500 and 19th century (blade)
    19th century (hilt)
  • Iron or steel, ivory, bronze and gold, gilded, etched and inlaid
  • Length: 48.6 cm, blade
    Width: 10.3 cm
    Weight: 1.12 kg
  • Inscription: 'CAVE · NE · VITORIA · I PRAEBENT · VICTORIAM'
    Inscription: 'IMP · C · TETRICVS P.F. [AVG]'
    Inscription Obscure inscription
    Inscription: 'IMP. LICINIVS P.F. AVG.'
    Inscription: '[D.N.] VALENTINIA[NVS P.F. AVG]
    Inscription: 'CONSTANTINVS P.F. AVG'
    Inscription: 'S P Q R'
    Maker's mark: Blacksmith's mark 14cm from hilt
  • A746
  • European Armoury I
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