Rapier

ca. 1675 (made)

Biscotto

[Sword] Length: 76 cm blade, Length: 14.8 cm hilt

M.111:1&:2-1953 MET

Rapier and sheath, with silver hilt, the blade signed 'Biscotto', Dutch, ca. 1650

[Sword] Silver hilted rapier, the blade signed 'Biscotto'

From the Laking and Mackay Collections Historical significance: This sword, or one identical to it, is shown on a painting of 1651, by Jan Albertsz. The painting depicts members of th Town Militia of Hoorn, Holland. The sword is worn by Sergeant Josyas Wybo.

Purchased from the Funds of the Farquharson Bequest

Location: In Storage

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