Language: Marathi
Source: Secondary reference material

Description

Dandpatta is the Marathi name for the patá, or a "gauntlet sword", a sword strongly associated with the Marathi caste.1 The Maratha empire (1674-1818) rose to prominence in the 17th century and defeated the long-established Mughal empire.

Also see: pata

 

 

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A spectacular pata in near-perfect condition.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2019.

Shivaji

Shivaji Bhonsle I, founder of the Maratha Empire with a zoomorphic gauntlet sword in his right hand.
British Museum collection.



Notes to introduction
1. P. S. Rawson; The Indian Sword, Herbert Jenkins LTD, London, 1968. Page 46.
Also see: Robert Elgood; Hindu arms and Ritual, Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, 2004. Page 257.

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With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.

€2400,-

With elaborately pierced and chased silver scabbard.

€2800,-

With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.

€800,-

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.

€6500,-

With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.

€1600,-

Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.

€300,-
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