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Description

Presentation sword with a gold hilt decorated with diamonds and enamel work, and gold mounted leather scabbard, presented to General Sir David Baird by the field officers who served under him for his capture of the fortress of Seringapatam, Mysore, India, 1799

Museum reference

M.1971.1

Collection

Weapons and Accessories

Object name

Sword, Scabbard

Production information

Jefferies and Jones, Sword maker
England, EUROPE

Date

1799

Materials

Steel, Gold, Diamond, Enamel, Leather, Gold

Physical description

Steel, gold, diamonds, enamel / leather, gold

Associations

Previous owner: Sir David Baird [Major General]
Battle: Storming of Seringapatam

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay

  • The Tiger and the Thistle: Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India (29 Jul 1999 - 28 Mar 2010)
    National Galleries of Scotland

References

Glasgow Herald and Advertiser or Commercial Chronicle 24 April 1803, no 1334-51, p 1, col 1

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 1 »
Discoveries

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