Hello everyone - I recently acquired this sword guard and I confess swords aren’t my forte. Can anyone help me ID the sword this guard was attached to, and maybe a roundabout guess at when/by whom it would’ve been used? Thank you so much. https://m.imgur.com/a/wio3J The seller gave me this info (which he collected from the man who dug it out of the ground): - sword guard used by the Royal Navy - 1750-1780 - dug from raid site (harbor) of the burning of Norfolk VA (Jan 1st 1776) I tried googling to find the guards that show on various 1700s British swords but can’t find this exact one. Also, the anchor meshed with an R is a symbol I can’t locate. These are the only two photos - it’s just the guard so there’s not much more (unfortunately) to see. There are no other markings. It’s fairly weighty. Thanks again for any assistance you can provide!