MEDIEVAL WEAPONRY SWORD 12th-15th CENTURY SCHIAVONECA EUROPE PIRATE GOLD COINS
15th century AD. A bastard or hand-and-a-half sword of the schiavonesca type; blade with battle-nicks to both faces and parallel-sides with rounded tip, flat-section at the upper third, elliptical-section at the lower end; the guard with S-section arms recurved horizontally and completely closed as a ring; long tang tapering towards the rectangular pommel having an integral central boss to both faces.xx
See G?osek, M., Miecze ?rodkowoeuropejskie z X-XV w. /Swords in Central Europe in 10th?15th Century, Warszawa, 1984; Aleksi?, M., Mediaeval Swords from Southeastern Europe, material from 12th to 15th century AD, Beograd, 2007.1.3 kg, 117.5cm (46 1/4"). Property of an East Anglia, UK, gentleman; acquired in the 1990s.