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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S SILVER HILTED COURT SWORD, CHRISTIE'S SEPT 20TH

posted by editor@armsandarmoruauctions.com at 2016-09-08 10:25:00


Among the items being offered in Christie’s Americana sale is the recently discovered court sword sword owned  by Benjamin Franklin. The sword was given by Franklin to his friend Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, a fellow scientist for whom Franklin was something of a father figure. It is being sold by a descendant.

The Spanish silver hilted smallsword is accompanied by it’s velvet scabbard with locket inscribed in French “Sword worn by Benjamin Franklin in the battles fought in America in the cause of Liberty. / He then gave it to his friend P.J.G. Cabanis”
 
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posted at: 2016-09-08 10:25:00, last updated: 2016-09-08 10:29:33

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