Rare Important Scottish Jacobite Powder Flask, Dated 1744

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Of flattened horn, completely hand engraved on all surfaces. Obverse features skull and crossbones with the numeral “18" and a key, the date “1744", latticework, numerous cryptic letters and symbols, and two attached brass emblems. Reverse with large thistle, latticework, and more cryptic letters and symbols. The butt end engraved with, presumably, the owner’s name “C. OLIVER”. Brass screw-off spout in the form of a thistle, possibly a later addition. Two carrying rings (one replaced) and later carrying chain. One small chip on the obverse near the butt end, otherwise very good. If one can decipher the meanings of the cryptic letters and symbols it could very well prove to be of tremendous importance. While no proof exists to support this, it would seem very likely that this powder horn was carried by a member of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops in the ‘45 Jacobite Rebellion and saw service at Culloden. Contact seller for additional photos and information.

Item Details

Reference #:
M601
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0
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
1744
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Weight
Unknown
Condition
VG
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