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Sword: O.80-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Short sword. The steel blade is straight, single edged, with a rounded angled point. The hilt has a narrow copper alloy guard, broken away from the ferrule, a waisted wooden grip partly bound with twisted copper alloy wire, the loose end secured by a nail, and a faceted pommel, matching the guard, and also with a broken away copper alloy band. The pommel cap is a separate piece, held in place by the riveted over end of the tang. All rather crude

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 56.8 cm
Overall Length: 72.4 cm
Weight: 655 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1840 CE - 1860 CE

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 80
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.80-1879
Primary reference Number: 158390
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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