Presentation sword

Object Number: 
2017.50.2
Date: 
1860-1863
Medium: 
Gilded metal, brass, steel, copper wire, lizard skin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 × 5 × 4 1/2 in. (114.3 × 12.7 × 11.4 cm)
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Inscriptions: 

Scabbard inscribed; “Presented to Lieut. Col. Dyckman 1st Regt. National Guard New York Volunteers by his friends of Centre Market"

Description: 

Presentation sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with etched designs on obverse and reverse; gilded brass hilt with lizard skin grip; pistol grip pommel; Scabbard incised floral and patriotic designs.

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Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Garret Dyckman, Burlington, MA
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Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group