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Title: Firangī Sword

Classification: Sword

Artist(s): Unknown

Date: 19th century

Museum number: W-13

Physical location: Section 2 (Central Hall): Implements of War

Inscriptions: On one side of the blade spike:

Naṣr-um-min-Allah-ī wa fatḥ-hun qarīb

(Aid from Allah and an imminent victory)

The hilt of this firangī sword carries a profusion of gold floral decorations. The blade is marked with a crescent moon and seven stars on one side. A similar mark, although quite faint, appears on the other side of the blade as well. One side of the blade spike has gold vegetal decorations while the other has an inscription in gold.

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