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Sword

Object Number: 
1947.576
Date: 
ca. 1770
Medium: 
Steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 31 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 80.6 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on label affixed to reverse of blade: "[Prop]erty of / J. Libbey"
Description: 
Sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller; surviving fragments of brass hilt include section of counter-guard, ferrule, and bird's head pommel; grip missing.
Gallery Label: 
This sword was originally discovered by Jonas Libbey on his property and later incorporated into the Reginald Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War relics at the Jumel Mansion in New York City. The sword is presumed to have been found at the site of Fort Tryon, in Washington Heights.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, D.A.R., Jumel Mansion
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group