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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1620–30
Culture:
hilt, Italian; blade, German
Medium:
Steel, gold; iron wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 47 1/8 in. (119.7 cm); W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); L. of blade 40 3/4 in. (103.5 cm); W. of blade 13/16 in. (2.1 cm); D. of blade 3/8 in. (0.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 6 oz. (1077 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on each side of ricasso, probably the Moor's head of the Munsten family, Solingen); see cards for illus. (reverse side of ricasso) and (obverse side of ricasso)
Inscription: (on reverse side of blade) I V N I V M
(on obverse side of blade) I V N N I V M
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
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