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Cossack Officer's Sword: M.17 & A-1980

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Cossack Officer's Sword


Production: Zlato ust factory




Cossack Officer's sword (Order of St. George?). Steel blade; gilt metal hilt; black leather scabbard with gilt metal lockets and chape. Mark on the top edge of the blade 'zlat. or. zabr'. Russian, Uffa Province.


History note: Ivan Veretenikov (John Cook); Vera Ivanovna Cook; T. Armstrong family

Measurements and weight

Length: 86.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980-10-13) by Armstrong, T.


19th Century, Late#
Circa 1870 CE - 1900 CE

Components of the work

Chape composed of gilt-metal
Hilt composed of gilt-metal
Lockets composed of gilt-metal
Blade composed of steel
Scabbard composed of leather

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: zlat. or. zabr
  • Location: On top edge of blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17 & A-1980
Primary reference Number: 19148
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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