Lot 76

An Indian chilanum dagger with yellow metal hilt and inset with a very large number of small rubies and some emeralds. The wootz steel blade of 8 1/2 inches (21cm) curved and double-edged, with reinforced armour-piercing point and mid-rib. The hilt of traditional form, with twisted handle and four terminals ending in lion or tiger heads. With scabbard, covered in white velvet. Overall length 13 inches (33cm). (1)

Estimate: £6,000-£8,000