DATED SWORD! SPANISH COLONIAL "ESPADA ANCHA" CA. 1800 TOLEDO PIRATE GOLD COINS
Spanish colonial "espada ancha" sword, ca. 1800. 660 grams, 33" long, 28" blade. Double-edged sword, hand-forged iron guard with clamshell decoration on same plane as blade, D-shaped guard with serpent head quillon, and hardwood handle, made in Toledo in 1792 (T for Toledo and 1792 inscribed on one side) and inscribed with cypher of King Carlos IV on the other side, of Mexican origin, darkly toned but in great shape, minimal rust. With photo-certificate.