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Sword and scabbard 1800-75

Steel, gold, enamel and diamonds | 89.2 x 11.1 x 3.8 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11350

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This elaborate sword and its scabbard were designed for ceremonial wear rather than use in battle. The hilt, modelled to represent cheetah heads inlaid with diamonds, is made of solid gold.