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  • The Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Jubilee Presentation Sword

The Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Jubilee Presentation Sword

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The curved stainless steel blade double edged towards the point, with flat back edge and two grooves, with a gold inscription on both sides towards the forte. The gold hilt with leaf ornament set with finely cut diamonds throughout.

The crossguard with a central crown shaped motif of set emeralds, the scrolling knuckle guard with bud form finial. The bossed pommel inset with pearls and precious stones and the wooden scabbard bound with yellow velvet and ornamented with gilt metal elements and a diamond chape, with a fitted case.

Dated 1355 -(1937)
Length 87.5cm

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Presented as a gift from various officials made for the occasion of the Silver Jubilee, Barakat ‘Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad in 1937.

On this year which marked his Silver Jubilee, Barakat Mir Osman Ali khan, Asaf Jah VII, the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad was featured on the front cover of TIME magazine as ‘The Richest Man In The World’.

His rule lasted from 1911 – 1948 when the Princely State became part of India. As well as owning an outstanding collection of Islamic Art, his personal fortune was estimated in contemporary terms at least £100m in gold and silver bullion and £400m in jewels.

He was regarded by the British as first among the Princes of India partly due to his fortune.

This magnificent sword bears testimony to his taste for refined and luxurious pieces

Attributed to Michelangelo Maestri (Italian, d. 1812)

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The Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Jubilee Presentation Sword

Presented as a gift from various officials made for the occasion of the Silver Jubilee, Barakat ‘Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad in 1937.

On this year which marked his Silver Jubilee, Barakat Mir Osman Ali khan, Asaf Jah VII, the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad was featured on the front cover of TIME magazine as ‘The Richest Man In The World’.

His rule lasted from 1911 – 1948 when the Princely State became part of India. As well as owning an outstanding collection of Islamic Art, his personal fortune was estimated in contemporary terms at least £100m in gold and silver bullion and £400m in jewels.

He was regarded by the British as first among the Princes of India partly due to his fortune.

This magnificent sword bears testimony to his taste for refined and luxurious pieces