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Hunting sword: HEN.M.280-1933

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Production: Unknown




Inscribed 'La prudence...'

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J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1700

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Sword composed of steel

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  • Text: La prudence
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Accession number: HEN.M.280-1933
Primary reference Number: 19067
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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