London, April 15: Weapons and artifacts belonging to Tipu Sultan, were sold at a Sotheby's auction in London on Thursday, April 15. Unlike the previous occasion, this time, they couldn’t make their way to India, the place where they actually belong to.
A magnificent sabre of Tippu Sultan fetched 505,250 pounds.The 200-year-old sword belonging to the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ fetched 10 times the expected price, reports said.
A rare Indian bronze cannon of around 1790 AD was bought by an anonymous buyer at 313,250 pounds.
A tent canopy was sold for 121,250 pounds and so was a rare matchlock carbine for 91,250 pounds.