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Broadsword: HEN.M.228-1933

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Broadsword. German. Hilt of c.1630-40, the pommel not belonging. Slight curved, engraved blade, Solingen. The blade associated, but of the same period as the hilt.

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J.S. Henderson Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Solingen

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1650 CE

Components of the work

Sword composed of steel

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.228-1933
Primary reference Number: 19103
Old object number: PB 115
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 January 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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