An 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officer's Presentation Sword
Lot 227*
An 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officer's Presentation Sword
£500 - 700
US$ 800 - 1,100

Lot Details
An 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officer's Presentation Sword
An 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officer's Presentation Sword
82cm blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, numbered 9268 for 1858 etched with scrolling foliage, crowned VR cypher and presentation inscription, regulation brass hilt pierced with foliage, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its steel scabbard, two suspension rings.

Footnotes

  • The inscription reads: Presented to Gentleman Cadet Richard H. B. Beaumont on obtaining his commission from the Royal Military Academy June 1858, for his exemplary conduct while at the institution.

    Richard Henry Beaumont Beaumont, Lieutenant 22nd June 1858, Captain 19th June 1872. In 1873 he commanded the 28th Company of Royal Engineers, Aldershot, Major 20th December 1875, 1880 commanded the 36th Company Royal Engineers, Chatham, honorary Lieutenant Colonel 1st July 1881. Retired 1882, died 1884.
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