- Dated: mid-17th century
- Culture: Spanish
- Measurements: overall length 97 cm
Featuring an oval pommel and beaded knucklebow, the cup of the hilt features a rolled rim. The blade is forged with undulating edges in flamberge style, with central ridge and short, deep fullers to forte. The blade is marked, "FRANCISCO / RUIZ IN TOLEDO", together with the Solingen Running Wolf mark on either side.
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Celtiberian. 4th-2nd century BC.
Characteristic of dying regimes: to permit a confused mixture of beliefs and doctrines, and to give the illusion, at the same time, that the moment of choice can be indefinitely postponed …
The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake
Roman, 1st Century A.D.
Excavated at Pompeii, Campania, Italy
Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931)