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Irish Georgian Presentation Sword
ML16217
 
Price £ 9950.00
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Description
83cm blade by J.J. Runkel Solingen with broad fuller and double edged towards the point, etched and gilt with scrolls, stands of arms, pre-1801 arms and crowned GR cypher against a blued ground, gilt stirrup hilt with horse head pommel, and lion mask langets, wire bound bone grip, in its gilt brass scabbard engraved with foliage, crossed lances, a shieled within a trophy of arms bearing the inscription Presented by the Fingal Yeoman Cavalry to Hans Hamilton Esqr their Captain and a Testimony of the Confidence and Attachment on ye 15th Novr 1800, the reverse signed within a foliate cartouche Archer King's Cutler Dublin. - The Fingal Cavalry was raised in 1796 under the command of Captain Hans Hamilton M.P. for Dublin, and stood down in 1801. Re-raised 27th August 1803 as the Fingal Cavalry 1st and 2nd Troops with Hans Hamilton Captain Commandant of both troops. A family of importance since the early 17th century, Hans Hamilton was M.P. for Dublin for 30 years. He died in 1822