Tipu Sultan’s sword sells for ₹144 crore at auction

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Tipu Sultan’s sword has been sold for £14,080,900 (nearly ₹144 crore) at Bonhams’ Islamic and Indian Art sale in London. The fine gold-koftgari-hilted steel sword lay within reach of the 18th-century ruler of Mysore while he slept. The hilt is inlaid in gold calligraphy with five of the qualities of God and two invocations calling on God by name.

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