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French marine hanger sword from an unidentified French wreck ca. 1805.

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French marine hanger sword from an unidentified French wreck ca. 1805.
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French marine hanger sword from an unidentified French wreck ca. 1805. 712 grams, 17-1/2" overall length. Brass hilted hanger carried by infantry and marine personnel, a rare artifact from the French Napoleonic army via a warship sunk by the British fleet during the Walcheren Expedition, an unsuccessful British expedition into the Netherlands which resulted in thousands of British casualties due to malaria. Sword is a complete brass hilt with 12" remaining of professionally conserved iron blade. With photo-certificate. Recovered from: Unidentified French shipwreck sunk ca. 1805 at the mouth of the Scheldt River near the North Sea

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