Ulysses S. Grant’s Sword
- A diamond-adorned sword once owned by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant brought a winning bid an auction of Civil War items.
The Sword which went for $1,673,000 to an unnamed bidder. It was presented by citizens of Kentucky in 1864 to honor Grant’s promotion to General-in-Chief of all Union forces.
The silver and gold sword contains a 28-diamond monogram and is covered with intricate designs, including engraved battle scenes on its 33-inch blade.
Gary Hendershott, Heritage’s director of Civil War auctions, described the sword as maybe the finest from the Civil War period.
"It’s really a hallmark of American silversmith craftsmanship."
Saracens defiling a church, from Chroniques de France ou de St. Denis, France, 1332-1350
12/6 Happy Birthday to Masami Kurumada creator of Saint Seiya! ! !
La Quinta del Buitre: Real Madrid, UEFA Cup final, 1st leg, April 30th 1986.
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Athena was very pretty on ep 51
i’ll try to make more athena gifs of this episode