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Cup-Hilted Rapier

Date:
17th century; grip and restorations, 19th century
Geography:
Toledo
Culture:
Spanish, Toledo
Medium:
Steel, copper wire, velvet
Dimensions:
L. 48 in. (121.9 cm); W. 11 in. (27.9 cm); D. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 0.5 oz. (921.4 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1007
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on both sides of the blade: IN TOLEDO.

Marking: Stamped on the blade with two makers marks, one on each face of the ricasso: a moor's head?; on each face of the blade at the end of the short fuller, a small cross (now much obliterated).
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
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