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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Sabre, handle and guard. Blade damascened in gold Koftgari work with a tiger and a tiger-stripe, Quranic inscription on back. Hilt cast-metal damascened in gold with foliage and flowers. Made of iron and gold. No scabbard.

  • Date

    • 18thC(late)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 97.5 centimetres
    • Width: 9.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 7.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shamsir-i khass-i Tippu Sultan
  • Bibliography

    • Skelton 1830 pls. CXXXVIII, CXLIII bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/fc23

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • OA+.6273
COMPASS Title: Ring and sword of Tipu Sultan

COMPASS Title: Ring and sword of Tipu Sultan

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