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Broadsword with a silver half basket hilt by Henry Bethune, Edinburgh, c. 1715, the blade elaborately decorated with the figure of St Andrew and inscribed on both sides

Museum reference

H.LA 124


Weapons and Accessories

Object name


Production information

Beathune, Harry, 1704 - 1759 (fl.), Silversmith
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE


c. 1715



Physical description

Silver hilt


Milne-Davidson Collection
Depicted: St Andrew
James VIII
Germany, EUROPE


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Acquired with the aid of the Art Fund

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