Afghan dagger and scabbard

Description
This dagger was captured in July 1839 when the 13th Somerset Light Infantry stormed the fortress of Ghuznee during the Afghan wars. The steel dagger has a brass handle intricately engraved with a floral design and green and red gemstones. The brass scabbard is also decorated with the same floral engravings, curving to a small round end.
Accession Loan No.
TTNMM : SLI/56
Simple Name
dagger and scabbard
Collection Country
Afghanistan
Common Name
Afghan dagger and scabbard
Production Country
Afghanistan
Material
brass, gemstones, stone, steel
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Collection Class
Early Campaigns
Collection Contintent
Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Production Date
1839 (about)
Collection Town
Ghunzee
On Display
Somerset Military Museum, Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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