The Archers Horn

A hunting horn of typical form. The front being engraved with a coat of arms of two longbows set back to back, flanked by two sheaves of ten arrows. .

The crest is an archer, and the motto, "VIRTUTI FEDO ET SAGITTIS" translated as, "My trust in my arrows and valour". Engraved "Richmond Archers 1835".

Made in London in 1835 by William Ross

The horn would be worn by the Lieutenant of the Company and would have been sounded at the begining and end of every contest. The livery or the Richmond Company of Archers was hodden grey trousers, and a green jacket trimmed with yellow cord, its buttons made of horn and bearing the Company's coat of arms.

Copyright of Alan M.Wilcox Richmond Town Clerk 1985-1997.