The sword of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, has broken all previous auction records. It was auctioned for £14 million at the Islamic and Indian Art Sale. That is, this sword has been auctioned for about Rs 143 crore. Bonhams, which organized the auction, said the sword sold for several times more than expected. Tipu Sultan’s sword has become the most expensive Indian item ever sold, breaking all auction records.
Even before this the British had attacked Tipu several times, but Tipu was killed in the attack in 1799. Which is also called ‘Tiger of Mysore’. The sword, one of Tipu’s personal weapons, was auctioned on Tuesday. Auctioneer Oliver White said in his statement that this magnificent sword is the best of all the weapons of Tipu Sultan still in private hands.
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