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Cup-Hilted Rapier

Cup signed Carlo Piccinino
(Italian, Milan, active ca. 1650–75)

Date: ca. 1650–75
Culture: Italian, Milan
Medium: Steel, chiseled in relief; iron wire
Dimensions: Length of quillons 12 1/16 in. ( 30.63 cm) Length of blade 37 1/4 in. ( 94.62 cm) Length overall 44 in. ( 111.76 cm) Gr. width of blade 0 1/2 in. ( 1.27 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 1/4 in. ( 0.64 cm) Weight 2 lb. 5 oz. ( 1049 gm) Hardness of blade 52-60
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911
Accession Number: 11.89.2

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