A FINE HUNGARIAN SABER The heirloom Ottoman blade curved, single-edged and elaborately inlaid in gold at the right forte with Quran’ic inscriptions: NASR MIN ALLAH WU FATH QARIB (Conquest from God and victory nigh!) ALLAH, AL RAHMAN AL RAHIM (God, the Merciful, the Compassionate!) and MASH’ ALLAH! (Blessing of God!) together with the date, YEAR 1111 (1699 c.e.) In its en suite velvet-covered wooden scabbard. Early 19th century. Some pearls with stable cracks. Overall length 96.4cm.