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Dagger: ARM.189.1912

Object information

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Maker: Unknown




The steel blade is straight and double edged, with a pair of fullers towards the point bordered by an incised groove. Incised above these at either side are medallions with flower bud finials at either side, inscribed in gold overlay on the outside in Cyrillic 9/1890/19 ZP and on the inside Pezpr V Szparasov. The hilt is of bone, of waisted form attached by two rivets with silver heads decorated with niello, and copper alloy rosette washers. The scabbard is of wood covered in tan leather, with silver chape and top locket, both decorated in niello with sprays of flowers, the top locket with a band of turquoises and a loose suspension ring.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 410 mm
Weight: 238 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Production date: AD 1890 : Georgian/Armenian

Components of the work

Blade Length 300 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 9/1890/19 ZP
  • Location: Outside of blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in gold overlay
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Pezpr V Szparasov
  • Location: Inside of blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in gold overlay
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 13
  • Type: Adhesive label

Identification numbers

Accession number: ARM.189.1912
Primary reference Number: 162303
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 21 March 2013 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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