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Chopper-shaped sword made of iron, wood.
- Height: 66.5 centimetres
- Width: 7.5 centimetres (Blade)
- Diameter: 5.5 centimetres (Handle)
- Weight: 1260 grammes
Register comments: 'Chopper-shaped weapon, the broad single-edged iron blade ornamented with incised lines and scrolls produced by punching, and fixed into a stout wooden handle having a broad polygonal iron ferule round the junction end. This is probably one of the "four different swords from the Chittagong Hills", bought at the Stuart sale in 1830 by Mr J. Bridge. Pres. by A. Bridge Esq. June 26 1872.'
Given by Arthur Bridge, 26/6/1872. Christy Additions (1868-77), p.245, no.4.
Probably purchased by John Bridge at Stuart Sale, Christie's, 12/6/1830, Lot 5 - see registration Slip.
- As1872C1.8333 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EAS2678
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