Round tsuba with heraldic mon and scrolls


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    Pierced (to right and left) with two large ume-bachi badges (five circular holes surrounding a smaller one, with short bar connections, here only partially given by notches); ground with a few irregular depressions near the edge; on each face are badges and scrolls in gold and silver wire nunome (to some extent worn away).

    Worn signature: Umetada.

    Cut down from a larger guard; a rim wanting.

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