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CEREMONIAL MACE TO H.R.H.PRINCE ALFRED 1866 #8981
A rare ceremonial mace/tipstaff given to His Royal Highness Prince Alfred (Duke of Edinburgh) on 7th June 1866 on the occasion of him being given the Freedom of the City of London.
The gilt brass tipstaff head embossed with the City of London arms with supporters surmounted with the Royal Coat of Arms and supporters, the shield on the City of London arms inscribed "GUILDHALL 1866", the plaque below inscribed "PRESENTATION OF THE FREEDOM TO H.R.H. PRINCE ALFRED 1866. The stem engraved T. FRICKER Esq. On a baluster turned oak handle. Overall 12 inches. #8981lrl.
Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria's second son and fourth child was born in 1844, on the 8th June 1866 he took his seat in the house of Lord's having been made Duke of Edinburgh in the Queen's honours list in May, he was a Captain in the Royal Navay at the time, he also received the Freedom of the City of Glasgow and Dublin
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