Object Title

Sidearm and scabbard

Sidearm and scabbard

Date

1851

Object Number

IX.463

Provenance

'Presented by the Spanish Government in 1851' according to the typed inventory (IBE).

Associations

Places Spain

Bibliographic References

William Reid, 'Some International Arms Exchanges, 1835-1846', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 5, 2000, pp. 148-158 , at p. 153, fig. 7.

Notes

Reid 2000 (caption to fig. 7) implies this was among the arms received from Spain in 1842 (for the exchange generally, see Reid 2000, pp. 150-53), This sword has not yet been identified in the list of objects sent from Spain, published by Reid (2000, pp. 156-7, Appendix 5) and according to the typed inventory (IBE) it is dated 18'5'1 (not 1831 as stated by Reid) and was one of a second group of swords presented by the Spanish Government in 1851.
For the 1842 and 1851 gifts generally, see entry for IX.444, under Notes. For a list of the inv. nos of all the swords, blades and scabbards included in the 1851 gift, see entry for IX.453, under Notes.