Any idea on age

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Could anybody give us an age on the attached pictures of this Quillon :thumbsup:
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That’s lovely & well found,
The Romans liked there eagle stuff, so I’ll go for that, a great different find however old.
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I'm certainly no expert, but am going to say i think its an early one just based on the crude pattern on it
I assume that is a pattern of sorts on it?
And is it deliberately shaped like a bird or an eagle?
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Duh the pattern is feathers for an eagle
Great find.....as mentioned could well be Roman there :clapping:
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Great find,I bet that gave a belting signal,could be Saxon or Viking too.👍
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Nice find. :thumbsup:
It's quite quillon like but is it one? What size is it? :Thinking:
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Very nice find, from which ever era it is from. :clapping:
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
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Easylife wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:45 pm Nice find. :thumbsup:
It's quite quillon like but is it one? What size is it? :Thinking:
It's 3.5cm long x 2cm wide with gold gilding
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I would go with Roman Quillion too. It's very nice is that! :thumbsup:
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Very nice find! :thumbsup:
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Has a certain Roman feel but no expert.

Whatever it date it is it's a beauty :Star:
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Surely it's roman
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The more i look into this the more i realise that this is a very special find
I cant seem to locate anything in this condition with the double bird featured
Someone mentioned the Romans were fond of their bird zoomorphics, but i also just read this too
"In Celtic mythology birds were represented as the messengers of the gods"

Being a dagger back then wasn't used for opening letters, then i can imagine putting 2 birds onto a dagger intended to give someone a message

The fact there is some gold guilding also present means this was meant for someone important?

Is this a recent find Saxonannie?

I'm tempted to move this thread into the Identification forum
I know we all know what it is, buit some of our ID folk only check the ID forum (old habits derived from old places) so they may then see this and give an opinion too :thumbsup:
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I had a look earlier but could find no vaguely similar quillon. With it having a square hole I guess that the dagger blade was more of a spike? :Thinking:
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Post med Bollock knife quillon
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Could it be a pommel from the bottom of handle, then a separate finial to hold all in place?
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