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Presentation sword

Object Number: 
2017.50.1
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Gilded metal, brass, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 × 5 × 1 1/2 in. (99.1 × 12.7 × 3.8 cm)
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 

Scabbard inscribed; “Presented to Captain Garret Dyckman / by Members of the Baxter Guard. / New York, June, 23rd 1851.”

Description: 

Presentation sword with straight, double-edged steel and etched designs on obverse and reverse; gilded brass hilt with eagle pommel.

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