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