Afghan dagger and scabbard

Description
This dagger was captured in July 1839 when the 13th Somerset Light Infantry stormed the fortress of Ghuznee during the Afghan wars. The steel dagger has a brass handle intricately engraved with a floral design and green and red gemstones. The brass scabbard is also decorated with the same floral engravings, curving to a small round end.
Accession Loan No.
TTNMM : SLI/56
Collection Class
Early Campaigns
Common Name
Afghan dagger and scabbard
Simple Name
dagger and scabbard
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Date
1839 (about)
Production Country
Afghanistan
Production Continent
Asia
Material
brass, gemstones, stone, steel
Collection Town
Ghunzee
Collection Country
Afghanistan
Collection Continent
Asia

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