Object Title

Sword and scabbard

Sword and scabbard



Object Number



Probably 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); unless the note:' see note IX.445' refers to the provenance.


Places Spain

Bibliographic References

William Reid, 'Some International Arms Exchanges, 1835-1846', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 5, 2000, pp. 148-58, at pp. 151, fig. 4 (centre - overall view), 157 (Appendix 5).


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. Officer's complete Gilt pattern of 1818'.
Scabbard found missing by PJL on 18/07/91; confirmed still missing by PJL 01/06/1992.