A Serbian Presentation Officer's Sword

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Lot 126
A Serbian Presentation Officer's Sword
Dated 1888 And 1914

Sold for £ 1,195 (US$ 1,437) inc. premium
A Serbian Presentation Officer's Sword
Dated 1888 And 1914
With slightly curved fullered blade (some rust patination) double-edged towards the point and etched with dated presentation inscriptions in cyrillic along each side of the forte, the forte on one side stamped with maker's details 'Meyerberg & Stamm Solingen, Lioenhauer', silvered brass hilt of pierced flat bars swept up to join the knuckle-guard and framing a crowned double-headed eagle bearing a coat-of-arms, lion-head pommel, spirally grooved hard-rubber grip, and silver-gilt bullion sword-knot, in its steel scabbard with two fixed rings for suspension
79 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions read in translation: 'Cavalry Lieutenant Petar Prendich 10 August 1888' and 'Presented by Colonel Prendich to my son Cavalry Lieutenant Chedomir Prendich 13 October 1914'
A Serbian Presentation Officer's Sword
A Serbian Presentation Officer's Sword
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