The historic sword of the famous Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan was auctioned in London, fetching a staggering amount of £1.4 million (approximately 4 billion Pakistani rupees), breaking all previous records.
According to international media, this sword presented for auction was the most important sword of the ruler Tipu Sultan of the State of Mysore, with which he had a special attachment and a personal connection. It was sourced from his personal chamber in the palace.
The auction house, Bonhams, revealed on Tuesday that the value of Tipu Sultan’s sword was estimated to be seven times higher than expected.
According to the auction house, after Tipu Sultan’s death, his sword was presented in front of British Major General David Baird as a tribute to his bravery.
It is evident that Tipu Sultan gained fame from the wars that took place at the end of the 18th century. He fought against the British several times between 1775 and 1779 to defend his sovereignty, earning him the title “Tiger of Mysore.”
This quote by Tipu Sultan is still famous today and is often used as an example of bravery, saying, “One day’s life of a lion is better than a hundred years of a jackal’s life.”