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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, Juan Bautista Crooke y Navarrot Conde de Valencia de Don Juan, and Real Armería. Catálogo Histórico-Descriptivo de la Real Armería de Madrid. Madrid: Fototipias de Hauser y Menet, 1898. pp. 59–60, 215–216, no. A. 159–A. 163, fig. 131.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. pp. 57–58, no. F. 11.

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

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi Bianche Italiane. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1975. pp. 366–367, pl. 329.

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