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Old 20th February 2018, 06:41 PM   #16
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The sword looks like you would imagine a moor pirate sword to look like. The man-in-the-moon suggests that itís not Islamic but European. The number 1748 looks like it was stamped into the sword rather than engraved. Could it be to commemorate the year in which this weapon was captured by its owner? There seem to have been a number of British-Spanish engagements in that year and it seems to have been when the Austrian War of Succession ended.
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