Presentation sword: 18th century
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Presentation sword. Chased silver hilt with gilt beadings and radiate patterns, sprays of laurel in translucent green enamel and inset with enamel plaques. Inscribed 'Presented by the London Foot Association to Barnard Turner Esquire their Inspector General & Commandant, for his unwearied Endeavours to restore and preserve the Peace and Tranquillity of this Metropolis, his ernest desire to render the Services compatible with the Duty of the Citizen, and for his constant regard to the Honor and Discipline of the Corps. Unanimously voted the 21st of June 1780'. Associated with action during the Gordon Riots.
1780 AD - 1780 AD