Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1820-1860

Object Number

IX.452

Provenance

Probably or possibly from the Spanish Museum of Artillery; presented by the Spanish Government (by exchange) in 1842 (see Notes) though no provenance given in typed inventory (IBE).

Associations

Places Spain

Bibliographic References

William Reid, 'Some International Arms Exchanges, 1835-1846', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 5, 2000, pp. 148-58, at p. 157 (Appendix 5).

Notes

For the arms received from Spain in 1842 and the exchange generally, see Reid 2000, pp. 150-53, 156-7 (Appendix 5) and the entry for IX.444, under Notes. This sword is identified by Reid as that described in the list of objects sent by Spain as: 'Sword, complete, for Cavalry Officers 1840', though the description doesn't seem quite to agree with the inscription on the blade. The list includes no other swords with the date 1840.