The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Flint-lock pistol
  • Flint-lock pistol
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1660
  • Steel, gold, blued, walnut and wood, damascened, engraved, blued and carved
  • Length: 59.7 cm, overall
    Length: 41.4 cm, barrel
    Width: 1.2 cm, calibre
    Weight: 0.8 kg
  • Inscription: 'Belgicus ecce Leo Gallorum Alcide Subactus / Gerionae Hispano tristia fata parat / Sunt nobis Lilia cordi' 'Behold the Belgic lion overpowered by the Alcides of the Gauls presages disaster for the Spanish Geryon'
  • A1209
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • King Louis XIV. Sir Richard Wallace.