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Antique Polish Saxon Hunting Sword Augustus II Strong
SOLD Antique early 18th century Polish Saxon hunting sword of the “Jäger’s”, the personal hunters that served at the court of Augustus II the Strong.
Details: A brass hilt comprised of a short globular quillon, knuckle–guard, down–curved shell–guard, with the monogram "FAR" (Fryderyk August Rex), issuant, with a rococo ornament quillon block, decorated with a cartouche containing the initials AR (August Rex). A horn grip with a brass collar, and cap pommel, with a straight tapering blade, double–edged toward the point, in its original brass mounted leather scabbard.
Frederick Augustus I, or Augustus II the Strong (German: August II der Starke; Polish: August II Mocny; 12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733), was Elector of Saxony (as Frederick Augustus I), and became King of Poland 1697-1733 (as Augustus II).
In the time of his reign, and also later in the reign of his son Augustus III, there was a personal union between Saxony and Poland 1697-1763; The Electors of Saxony were also elected Kings of Poland.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard: 80 cm (31 1/2 in).

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