Presentation Sword

Lloyds Patriotic Fund £30 Presentation Sword. Owned by Midshipman Lamb. Hilt consists of an ivory grip, diamond-knurled. The back-piece is a lion's skin in metal gilt. The quillon is a Roman fascis, the knuckle-guard at right angles, the club of Hercules, with a snake entwined about it, and attached to a loop in the lion's mouth. The langets are triangular in the form of a floral pendant. Blade is decorated with gilt floral sprays on a blued ground and an all gilt dull and bright panel containing the circumstances of the award. The reverse side of the blade is similar but includes Britannia and the Royal arms. There is a black leather scabbard fitted with engraved brass mounts. Inscribed on the top locket of the scabbard, on the reverse at the throat, is 'R.TEED/ Dress Sword Maker/ To the PATRIOTIC FUND/ Lancaster Court Strand'. The blade has the inscription 'Mr Midshipman Lamb, of HMS Franchise for his brave & gallant conduct in the capture of the Spanish Brig "Raposa" in the bay of Campeachy, on the 7th January 1806....' Received with its sword belt.

Object Details

ID: WPN1579
Collection: Weapons
Type: Presentation Sword
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Teed, Richard
Vessels: Franchise 1803 (HMS); Raposa fl.1806 (Spanish brig)
Date made: 7 Jan 1806
People: Lloyd's Patriotic Fund; Lamb, Midfl
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Parts: Presentation Sword

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