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Sword made of iron, wood, brass.
- Length: 86.5 centimetres
- Width: 6.4 centimetres
- Depth: 5 centimetres
- Weight: 1.26 grammes
Given by Arthur Bridge, 26/6/1872. Christy Additions (1868-77), p.245, no.4 ?. The registration Slip originally gave no provenance, but was later annotated "Chingpaw type. B [C ?] S". Slip is annotated "Similar hilt to ." [no reference given but possibly intended to be 8333]. The Slip numeration seems generally to be in the same sequence as that of the entry in Christy Additions, p.245, in which case this item would be no.4, one of two swords from "Hill tribes of S.W.India ?", and if so, it would probably have been the fourth of "Four different swords from the Chittagong Hills" purchased by John Bridge at Stuart Sale, Christie's, 12/6/1830 (see also Christy 8330, 8331, 8333). (AMD,10/1997).
Possibly purchased by John Bridge at Stuart Sale, Christie's, 12/6/1830, Lot 5 ?. (AMD,10/1997).
- As1872C1.8332 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EAS2677
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