A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C. The long tapering blade with parallel grooves towards the tip, the hilt riveted to the blade, the arched guard with incised bands of chevrons, the ridged grip chased with three raised bands each with squares of alternating incised dashes, the disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal decorated with concentric circles including a wide band of alternating vertical dashes and concentric semi-circles
Horseman’s hammer. 1550, Germany. Chiselled steel with silver and gold. A hammer such as this would have been weilded by cavalry or by infantrymen. Hammers were designed to pound and tear armour.
A French Rondel Dagger, Burgundy circa 1450 The grip twisted with silver and gilt. The rondels inscribed with ME+FIE+AN+TOI / ESPOIR+EN+DIEU ("in you I trust--in God I believe") Overall length: 49 cm (19.29"); Blade length: 33.1 cm (13") Located at Reichsstadtmuseum Rothenburg, Germany
Mace head, late 1300's- early 1400's. Eastern Europe, perhaps Hungary. Iron. 2 lbs. 14 oz. HAM #905