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Inscribed sword of Tipu Sultan

Unknown1700/1800

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

This is the personal sword of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore (now Karnataka) of the closing years of the 18th century C.E. The Delhishahi hilt with its circular disc pommel, oval grip, small knucle-guard, short quillons and small langets, is damascened in gold in floral and creeper design all over. The fine steel blade, devoid of jauhar, is inscribed and bears the verses from the Holy Quran together with the name of Tipu Sultan and his capital Srirangapatnam. The wooden sheath is covered with maroon velvet.

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  • Title: Inscribed sword of Tipu Sultan
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1700/1800
  • Location: Srirangapattnam, Karnataka
  • Physical Dimensions: Steel Length : 74.1 cm.
  • Accession Number: 56.17/1

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