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Sword

Description

Presentation sword with a gold hilt decorated with diamonds and enamel work, 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.1971.1.1

Collection

Weapons and Accessories

Object name

Sword

Production information

Jefferies and Jones, Sword maker
England, Northern Europe

Date

1799

Materials

Steel, Gold, Diamond, Enamel

Associations

Previous owner: Baird, David, General Sir, 1st Bart 1757 - 1829
Battle: Storming of Seringapatam
Seringapatam, Mysore, India, South Asia

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

  • Discoveries (29 Jul 2011 - 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • 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 Asiatic Annual Register 1800, pp18-19.

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