Detail of sword of honour presented to Lord Nelson: 1798-1800

James Morisset

Detail of sword of honour presented to Lord Nelson: 1798-1800
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Detail of sword of honour presented to Lord Nelson. This detail shows an image of Hercules against a tranlucent blue plaque. The Corporation of London presented this jewelled and enamelled sword to Admiral Horatio Nelson together with the Freedom of the City of London in 1800. As the inscription reads, this was to mark 'Testimony of the high esteem they entertain of his Public Services and of the eminent advantages he has rendered his country'. The sword was made for a left-hand grip, as Nelson had lost his right arm at Santa Cruz, Tenerife in 1797.

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Date
 
1798 AD - 1800 AD
Image Number
 
001288

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