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Sword, Scabbard, D24.2352

Physical Description

Talwar'. Heavy polished curved blade of Damascus steel (?). Weathered. Guarded hilt with single finger-guard, riveted to quillon, decorated by two beaked knobs. Quillon tapered to knob ends. Waisted languet with triangular point at apex. Disc-shaped pommel topped by knobbed hemisphere, hole through knob centre, surrounded by 10-point star. All iron, decorated by badly worn floral patterned silver bidri work. Worn black leather scabbard. c.f. Egerton pp. 131-2.


?Locality: (or Lahore)


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 112 x 915 x 65mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 55 x 734 x 18mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 112 x 915 x 58mm

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