An 1854 Pattern Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword
Lot 79*
An 1854 Pattern Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,479) inc. premium
Lot Details
An 1854 Pattern Coldstream Guards Officer's Sword
83cm blade by Henry Wilkinson numbered 10842, for 1860, etched with crowned VR cypher, regimental badge, and ten battle honours to Sevastopol, and owner's initials C.B., regulation steel gothic hilt incorporating regimental badge, wire bound bound fish skin grip, in its steel scabbard with two suspension rings, complete with knot with crimson and gold cord and acorn.

Footnotes

  • The sword of Charles Baring.
    Lieutenant 1847
    Captain 1853
    Brevet-Major 1854
    Lieutenant Colonel 1855
    Colonel 1868
    Major General 1878
    Lieutenant General 1881

    Lieutenant Colonel Baring served in the Crimea, including the battle of Alma where he was severely wounded and had an arm amputated. He rejoined the 1st Battalion before Sevastopol on the 12th May 1855, and served with it until after the fall. He was mentioned in dispatches, Knight of the Legion of Honour, and 5th Class of the Medjidie.
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