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Lot 0053

Description

double fuller single-edged Hounslow blade inscribed twice "HOVN MEFACIT", probably attributable to Benjamin Stone (London, 1630-1642), basket hilt, subspherical pommel, 40-1/2 in.Note:ÿThis sword is mentioned on page 404 in Hume's work, The Archaeology of Martin's Hundred: Part 1, Interpretive Studies, where he notes the inscription, gives Hounslow attribution to the blade and suggests probable connection to Benjamin Stone's tenure.Provenance: The I. Noel Hume Collection of Artifacts and Antiquities

Condition

pitting throughout, metal losses and broken elements to basket hilt, pest damage to wooden gripÿ

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17th Century British Sword

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Nov 09
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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