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Object Name Sword
Catalog Number 1989.10.1
Maker Pettibone Brothers Manufacturing Company
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Steel/Silver/Ivory
Dimensions H-37.125 W-4.5 D-1 inches
Description This is a fraternal sword (part A) with a steel blade and acid-etched with floral tracery. There are images of knights fighting in the holy lands on it, and a cross on a crown on the guard. There is also the initials of "William E. Railey" on one side of the handle. The guard is made of cast silver and pommel highlighted with white enamel. On the wings of the guard is a cross with raised letters around it that read "IN HOC SIGMA VINCES." The grip is ivory on hilt and on the bottom of the handle is a pommel plumed helmet. The scabbard (part B) is silver plated with decorative sleeves at the throat, waist, and foot. There are two rings and a transluscent red cross on the upper sleeve and one ring with another transluscent Maltese cross on middle sleeve.
Notes All it says in the file is this was transfered to KHS in 1989.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Pettibone Brothers Manufacturing Company
Subjects Swords
Search Terms Swords
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS