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Sword: O.67-1879

Object information


Unknown (Maker)


The blade is single edged and forward curved, flaring to the wide, cusped point. At the forte are reinforces attached by rivets, and decorated crudely with a series of +s. The hilt is of plain iron, formed of a circular disc guard and pommel, the pommel formed of a double disc, with a multiple domed pommel finial

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 857 cm
Overall Length: 70.5 cm
Weight: 720 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


18th century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


The label on this suggests it is a Henderson piece, M.400.1933, but the old Taylor tag is quite clear. Check the Henderson list and renumber.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 67
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.67-1879
Primary reference Number: 158377
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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