A Georgian Infantry Officer's Sabre

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Lot 138
A Georgian Infantry Officer's Sabre

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 3,298) inc. premium

Antique Arms and Militaria

7 Dec 2010, 12:00 GMT

Oxford

A Georgian Infantry Officer's Sabre
78cm blade crudely etched with foliage, a crowned rose, and crowned GR cypher, and with battel honours 'Copenhagen', Roleia', 'Vimiera', 'Corunna', 'Walcheren', 'Salamanca', 'Burgos', 'Pyrennees', each within a shaped panel, brass stirrup shaped hilt with lion's head pommel, wire bound fish skin grip, in its brass scabbard.

Footnotes

  • These battle honours are unique to the 32nd (Cornwall) regiment of foot. The etching on the blade would have been added retrospectively and probably overseas.
A Georgian Infantry Officer's Sabre
A Georgian Infantry Officer's Sabre
A Georgian Infantry Officer's Sabre
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