Tipu Sultan sword made from captured British blade at Sothebys

Tiaras & Crowns

Tiaras & Crowns

2015-07-06 15:09:36

This sword related to Tipu Sultan is made from a blade captured with English booty during a raid of the fortress of Seringapatam by the British in May 1799. It recently sold for 98,500 GBP at Sotheby's First Art of Imperial India Auction. The sword is decorated with Tipu's personal emblem, the bubri (tiger-stripe motif) and was one of 11 lots related to the Sultan.
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