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Manufacture de Versailles

Robe sword and scabbard 1802-03

RCIN 61171

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In 1799 a new system of government was introduced in France, led by three Consuls, with Napoleon being elected First Consul. A sword of this pattern was provided to each of them, although this one is of a later date and must have been a replacement for the original. It was acquired by George IV with a certificate swearing that it had belonged to Napoleon himself.