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Handle of a gold-hilted sword of honour: 1806

Handle of a gold-hilted sword of honour: 1806
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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Detail of the handle of a gold-hilted sword of honour, presented to Lt. Gen. Sir William Beresford by the City of London, together with the Freedom of the City, in recognition of his services in the capture of Buenos Aires in 1806. Fully hall-marked gold hilt has enamelled panels on the pommel, also on the grip, these latter surrounded with diamonds. The underside of the guard is fully inscribed with details of the presentation, and the leather scabbard has gold mounts.

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1806 AD - 1806 AD
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