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Tipu Sultan's sword auctioned in London

Oct 10, 2013 09:13 AM IST India India

London: Deccan ruler Tipu Sultan's three-century-old second sword was auctioned at Sothbey's in London on Wednesday. The Deccan ruler's weapon may have found its way back to India as according to reports, it was probably bought by an Indian museum for 150,000 dollars.

Tipu Sultan's sword surfaced for auction on Wednesday.

The sword had been in the possession of a family of plundering British soldiers for over two centuries after having seized it in the 18th century. There is some indication that the sword may have been bought by an Indian museum.

"This is the first time it is up for auction in the market," said Benedict Carter

During the auction, a diamond-studded paan-dan that had been with a private collector in Geneva was bought by another private collector for more than a million dollars.

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