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Hilt of sword, (solid half-basket hilt)
Solid half-basket hilted sword, which belonged to Captain Lord Francis Greenville Godolphin Osborne (1864-1924). The hilt of the sword consists of a gilt solid half-basket guard with raised bars and a crown and anchor badge. There is a folding flap on the inside of the guard to engage with the stud on the top locket. The sword has a lion's-head pommel and back-piece, the mane extending the length of the back-piece. The white fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires.
- Image reference: E1163
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London