Object Title

Pata

Pata

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIS.240

Provenance

Purchased from Robert Hales, 12th May 1988.

Physical Description

The sword is of typical pata form with an iron gauntlet decorated with panels and foliage, heavily silvered and parcel gilt. The blade is European, long straight and double edged with three short fullers containing letter S's and crosses. There is a makers mark on both sides.
The sword is fitted with a European made scabbard covered in lattice pattern tooled brown leather and silver mounts.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 1014 mm, the overall length 1335 mm and the scabbard is 1029 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 1.45 kg, the scabbrd 0.3 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

There is a central plaque on the scabbard that reads - A Maharatti sword taken at the capture of the Fortress of Nepatnee (?) in the southern Mahratta country East Indies on 21st February 1841 by Captain Thomas Ei. nce (?) of the 1st The Kings Own Regiment and presented by him to his brother in law Alexander Cuningham, Edinburg. On the reverse there is a crest of a unicorn's head surounded by a garter with the motto Over Fork Over.

Associations

Places India