Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1903

Object Number

XXVID.177

Provenance

Presented by the Police, 29 January 1996.

Physical Description

The blade is double edged and waisted, with a spear pojnt. The horn hilt is also waisted, with a medial ridge, and a silver pommel washer formed of a small Ottoman coin, bordered with floral scrolls and with a tughra at the centre. The blade is heavily corroded. The scabbard is of dark tan leather, with moulded bands decorated with tooling down the front, and a band of crocodile skin, retaining a small suspenbsion loop of woven leather thongs, at the front.

Dimensions

BladeLength175mm
ScabbardLength180mm
OverallLength260mm

Inscriptions and Marks

The blade is signed 'Atm Tara' and dated 1321 sat (for sanat) at the rear.

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