A rare type, probably Andalusian or Venetian, this dagger has a he hilt made of silver with openwork quatrefoil pommel and quillons curled down toward the straight, quadrangular-section blade with extensive profiling and struck at the forte with an armorer’s mark. The scabbard of wood covered in fabric with profiled silver mounts, the locket recessed for a silver bodkin.
…the Saints are displayed in a cathedral in Eastern Germany close to the Czech border and were acquired in the 17th century when there was a big trade in relics. They are said to be the remains of Martyred saints that were stored in the catacombs of Rome before being removed and traded. They were reassembled and dressed in their fine regalia and displayed in ornate cabinets.
Crowns are the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection.