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early 17th century
probably Italian
Steel, gold, silver, brass, wood
L. 47 5/8 in. (121 cm); L. of blade 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 12 oz. (794 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (engraved on ricasso, both sides) a cross (see cards for ill.)
(stamped on bottom of pas d'âne, one side) MA / DRI (other side) GAL
Inscribed: (in grrove of blade, obverse) [cross]VINCENZO[cross] (scrollwork) [cross]DI[cross] (reverse) [cross]MILO[cross](scrollwork)[crossRIZZI[cross]
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 62, no. F.26.

Norman, A. V. B. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. p. 333.

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