Sancho IV Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain 588

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Sancho IV of Castile (1258 1295) called "el Bravo", was the King of
Castile, Len and Galicia. He took control of the kingdom when his
father Alfonso X died in 1284. This was all against the wishes of their
father, but Sancho was crowned in Toledo nevertheless. Just before
succumbing to a fatal illness, he appointed his wife, Mara de Molina,
to act as regent for his nine-year-old son, Ferdinand IV. He died in
1295 in Toledo.

At his death, the body of Sancho IV was buried in the Cathedral of Toledo, thus fulfilling the will of the monarch.

In 1947 the remains of the mummified king were found, in good
condition, the sovereign carrying a Franciscan habit attached with a
Franciscan cord. The sovereign, who in life had to exceed two meters
tall, wore a crown of silver gilt adorned with Roman cameos and
sapphires. Next to the corpse a sword, with an overgrown handle, and on
the blade of the sword an inscription was engraved, of which only a few
fragments were preserved, were engraved.


Sancho IV of Castile (1258 1295) called "el Bravo", was the King of
Castile, Len and Galicia. He took control of the kingdom when his
father Alfonso X died in 1284. This was all against the wishes of their
father, but Sancho was crowned in Toledo nevertheless. Just before
succumbing to a fatal illness, he appointed his wife, Mara de Molina,
to act as regent for his nine-year-old son, Ferdinand IV. He died in
1295 in Toledo.

At his death, the body of Sancho IV was buried in the Cathedral of Toledo, thus fulfilling the will of the monarch.

In 1947 the remains of the mummified king were found, in good
condition, the sovereign carrying a Franciscan habit attached with a
Franciscan cord. The sovereign, who in life had to exceed two meters
tall, wore a crown of silver gilt adorned with Roman cameos and
sapphires. Next to the corpse a sword, with an overgrown handle, and on
the blade of the sword an inscription was engraved, of which only a few
fragments were preserved, were engraved.

Sword

It is an important finding, it is a classic sword of the Middle Ages, S.XIII, cut and tip.

The sword was found in excellent condition. It is a sumptuous weapon for its time, worthy of a Castilian monarch.

It is exposed to the public in the Tapestry Museum of the Cathedral
of Toledo, along with the crown and pillow of the same trousseau.

Blade-Highlights the fineness of scuffing and mirror polishing

Frame- Classic cross mount with slightly curved fallen arms and lobed knob.

Cross- A rich ornamentation is carved on both sides, possible Arabic inscription that is repeated without order.

Grip- The grip decoration to match the rest of the weapon and the shield of Castilla y Len

Given the dimensions of the grip, it corresponds to the hand of a man
of medium build, so Sancho IV judging by his remains was a frankly tall
man. This suggests whether the sword, like the crown, was inherited
from his father as was customary.

Pommel - All
chiseled showing in the two circles of their faces beautiful arabic
designs and on the lateral surfaces of the cones the same motifs are
repeated as in the cross

High Quality Sword of the Exclusive Collection of "Historic, Fantastic and Legend Swords" made by MARTO

Certificate of Origin and Quality. Made in Toledo, Spain.

  • Overall Length: 102 cms - 41 inches
  • Blade: AISI 420 stainless steel - fully tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness
  • Handle: Wood with Old Silver Finish
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