Inscription:  lion passant guardant
 leopard's head crowned
 Roman capital B (London date letter for 1797-8)
 I M in rectangle (?) (maker's mark) (Mark of John Moore, entered 1778 ? See Refs.: Jackson)
 king's head, profile to right
Location of marks
 and  on guard;  and  on grip;  on pommel; ,, and  on knuckle guard;  and  on top chape;  on ring chape;  on chape.
Inscribed: (twice, once on either side of blade) La fidelité me conduit Me fecit Sohlingen (Faithfulness guides me. Sohlingen made me.)
Marking: Arms: Quarterly of four:
1. gules, three lions passant-guardant or (England) impaling, or, a lion rampant within a bordure fleury-counterfleury gules (Scotland)
2. azure, three fleurs-de-lys or (France)
3. azure, a harp or stringed argent (Ireland)
4. Arms of Hanover: a) gules, two lons passant-guardant in pale or (Brunswick); b) or, semé of hearts proper, a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules (Lunenberg); c) gules, a horse courant argent (Saxony); over all on an inescutcheon of pretense gules, crown of Charlemagne or.
Coat of arms surrounded by the Garter, inscribed: Honi soit qui mal y pense; beneath shield, on banderole: Dieu et mon droit.
This was the coat of arms borne first by King George I of England, and later by King George II until 1801 when the fleur-de-lys were dropped from the arms of England.