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Carter No.: 256k

Handlist description: Dagger and sheath

Card/Transcription No.: 256k-3

256 K.


a cloisonné-work b granulated gold - c cloisonné-work - d granulated gold - e cloisonné-work - f granulated gold - g cloisonné-work - h granulated gold - i cloisonné-work - j gold wire herring bone and rope pattern - k

iron blade quite plain

top of haft covered with gold foil under crystal crystal knob heads of gold pins jasper red glass green felspar field lapis lazuli jasper red glass field lapis lazuli <> red jasper glass <> green felspar alternate. yellow and red glass alternate (here and there lapis in field) - (same as e.) - red with yellow circles, all red, and red with light blue circles (alternate). - wire - same as C. - field lapis lazuli Palmettes: - red and yellow glass red turquoise and lapis blue glass alternate resembling steel, with few rust marks. L. of haft, including knob 13.0 cents w. at base 3.0 cents max. w. of knob 3.6 cents max. w. of blade 3.1 cents L. of blade (from end of haft to tip) 21.2 cents total L. 34.2 cents

Card no. 256k-3 relating to Carter no. 256k
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