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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1620–30
Culture:
Northern European, possibly Flanders
Medium:
Steel, gold,copper wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 48 3/4 in. (123.8 cm); L. of blade 42 1/4 in. (107.3 cm); W. of blade 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); D. of blade 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 13 oz. (1276 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Inscribed: (on each side of blade) I H I
Ex coll.: E. Vaisse, Marseilles; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
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