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AN ARAB GOLD-AND SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD (SAIF), LATE 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved fullered blade double-edged towards the tip, silver cross-piece with fluted conical terminals and applied with a chased gold plaque in the centre, the grip encased in chased gold rising to an angular pommel, all decorated with geometric designs, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts comprising chape, middle-band and locket, the latter two each with rings for suspension, all applied with chased gold plaques decorated en suite with the hilt, 79.5 cm blade

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