- Dated: 1765 - 1785
- Culture: British
- Measurements: 105.15 cm
The sword features a burnished steel hilt with ribbed pommel. The barrel-shaped spiral wooden grip is covered with white rayskin and silver gilt foil. The blade is two-edged and has a gilt panel with floral trellis, blued panel gold edge and with three fleur-de-lys, inscription, inner face with crowned “G R III”. The Carlton House Catalogue records that “this sword was worn by the Marquis of Granby at the Battle of Minden”.
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