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Smallsword: HEN.M.261-1933

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Maker(s)

Uncertain Unknown (Maker)

Description

Small sword, inscribed Pro Gloria et Patria.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1750

Note

Blade engraved PRO GLORIA ET PATRIA (for glory and the fatherland) - the motto of the state of Prussia. The hilt is bronze gilt, ormolu, with guards chiselled with shells, scrolls and swirls in the rococo style.

Components of the work

Sword composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pro Gloria et Patria
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.261-1933
Primary reference Number: 19036
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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