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Sword: O.68-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




The steel blade is probably European, curved and single edged for most of its length, with a flat back accompanied by two fullers. The iron hilt, of Indo-Muslim type, with short quillons with rounded terminals, short langets with stylised bud finials, a rounded baluster grip, a thick, shallow dish pommel with a dome and pierced finial. The hilt was originally covered with tiger stripes, bubri, probably in koftgari; only their outlines can now be seen. The blade and hilt have numerous spots of staining and corrosion under the grease

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 76.5 cm
Overall Length: 89 cm
Weight: 885 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


18th Century, Late
Circa 1760 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 68
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.68-1879
Primary reference Number: 158378
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 June 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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