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Sword, Scabbard, D24.2313

Physical Description

Shamshir' or 'Scimitar'. Very broad, curved steel blade. Single-edged, double-edged 2/3 to tip. Thickened point. Chiselled relief motifs - tigers, lions (?) and elephants; three warriors, brass plated, raised relief, two near hilt, one larger centre, 1/3 way to point. Iron hilt, worn silver inlay; floral patterns. Long, straight, square-ended languet. Disc-shaped knobs on cross-guard ends. Widened grip, large disc pommel topped by hemisphere and round-section tapered extrusion, surrounded by many-petalled flower. Leather scabbard, embossed floral silver chape, locket.

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 115 x 775 x 84mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 108 x 657 x 22mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 115 x 815 x 84mm

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