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Ethiopia. Sword; ca1875 Scimitar Blade, possibly for Government or Diplomatic Official. English made: 'manufactured by Mrs Harrison, Imperial Furnisher' with a retailer stamp to ricasso (part legible)' Z.S---Ian, Harar, 15'. (Harar was an Independent City/State from 1647-1875, incorporated into the Egyptian Empire 1875-1884; Ethiopian Empire 1887-1902). Long, curved s/edged blade with double fullers 865mm. Floreate etched 3/4 of its length with maker details & a 2 x line Ethiopian script (undeciphered) motto to one side. Opposite face bearing the British (Queen Vic) Royal Crest ('dieu-et-mon-droit') & with etched depiction of St George slaying the Dragon to ricasso. Minus its grip & hilt, but with domed brass pommel cap still in situ. This bears evidence of silvering & has traditional Ottoman type decoration. 990mm overall. Minus brass proving disc from Ricasso. Overall age toning. VGCAVAILABLE at A$250