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Sword: AAL.5-2008

Object information


Unknown (Maker)


Sword, steel. The hilts (quillons, grips, and pommels) were probably made specially for the funeral in 1745. The blade is earlier, possibly 17th century. The sword has been painted to give the illusion that it is in a scabbard.

Legal notes

Lent to the museum by St Mary’s Parochial Church Council

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (2008) by St Mary’s Parochial Church Council


17th-18th Century
1600 - 1745

Materials used in production

Paint Steel

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.5-2008
Primary reference Number: 208670
Entry form: 987
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 May 2016 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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