Tipu Sultan’s arms collection fetches 6 million pounds


New Delhi: A collection of arms and armor owned by Tipu Sultan was sold for over 6 million pounds in a London auction by Bonhams.
The 30 items in the ‘Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art Sale’ held on April 21 belong to a single collection.

The top lot was a rare gem-set sword with tiger’s head pommel from Tipu Sultan’s royal regalia which was estimated to fetch around 60-80,000 pounds went under the hammer foe 2,154,500 pounds.

The “Tiger of Mysore’s” three-pounder canon with field carriage was sold for 1,426,500 pounds and two shot flintlock sporting gun was sold for 722,500 pounds.

The Islamic and Indian sale as a whole achieved 7.4 million pounds, auctioneers said.

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