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LATE 18TH CENTURY PORTUGESE HUNTING SWORD #9537

A late 18th century, circa 1760 Portugese iron mounted hunting hanger, broad 22-inch, 56 cm single edged curved blade with a broad fuller either side along the whole length of the blade, the blade engraved with the date 1543 and a Turks head either side, carved bone hilt, iron cap, quillons and other fittings, overall 29 inches, 74 cm, no scabbard   #9573

The date 1543 commemorates the defeat of the Muslin army under Ahmed Gragn on the 21st February 1543 at the Battle of Wayna Daga by a combined army of Ethiopian and Portugese troops

On February 21, 1543, the Ethiopian force led by Emperor Galawdewos invaded Ahmad’s army in Lake Tana. The outnumbered Portuguese and Ethiopian forces shot and killed Ahmad in the battle. His troops, upon the loss of their leader, scattered and fled.

Imam Ahmed Bin Ibrahim Al Ghazi  1506 - Feb 21, 1543 (age 37)

£420.00

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