Executioners’ swords of the Court of Holland, Anonymous, c. 1500 - c. 1599

Executioners’ swords of the Court of Holland, Anonymous, c. 1500 - c. 1599

iron, l 107cm × w 25.7cm. More details

Prisoners condemned to death were beheaded with heavy, double-edged swords such as these. These swords were used by the executioner of the Court of Holland in The Hague, where justice was administered on behalf of the Count of Holland.

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