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Rapier of Emperor Charles V

ca. 1540
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold, silver, wood
L. 42 1/4 in. (107.3 cm); L. of blade 36 5/8 in. (93 cm); W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 11 oz. (1219 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Valencia de Don Juan, Conde de, El conde Valencia de Don Juan, and Juan Bautista Crooke y Navarrot Conde de Valencia de Don Juan. "por El Conde de Valencia de Don Juan." In Catálogo histórico-descriptivo de la Real Armeria de Madrid. Madrid, 1898. pp. 59–60, 215–216, no. A. 159–A. 163, fig. 131.

de Cosson, Charles A. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, October 31, 1901. pp. 57–58, no. F. 11.

Calvert, A.F. Spanish arms and armour. London, 1907. pl. 170 (sword G34 identical toours), pl. 34 (armor A160).

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi bianche Italiane. Milano, 1975. pp. 366–367, pl. 329.

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