Khalsa Army Flag

SMI 13: Khalsa Army flag Date: Prior to 1849The Khalsa Army flag used by the Khalsa Army during the Anglo Sikh Wars of 1845-1846 and 1848-1849. The flag is composed of of triangular form with three seams, one side with central gilt solar motif on floral ground, the other with

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The Sutlej Medal

SMI 13: Sutlej MedalDate: 1846Location: UK The Sutlej Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1846, for issue to officers and men of the British Army and East India Company who served in the Sutlej campaign or First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-1846 in Punjab, India. History The Anglo Sikh wars

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The Koh-i-Noor

SMI 12: Koh-i-Noor with an amulet.Date: Before 1851Origin: Possibly Kullar Mines, India. The Koh-i-Noor diamond depicted in 1851. During the time of the Sikh Empire of Maharajah Ranjit Singh (1780 – 1839), it was worn around the arm and was considered the most expensive diamond in the world at one

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Henry Hardinge’s Sword

SMI 11: GOLD-HILTED SWORD (GLAIVE)  Date: Before 1800Origin: France-Napolean Bonaparte Presented by the Duke of Wellington to Lt. Col. Sir Henry Hardinge, later Field Marshal 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, in 1817. Worn by him at the Battle of Ferozeshah in 1845. It was said to have belonged to Napoleon

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Brown Bess

SMI 10: Brown Bess Gun Date: Before 1800Used: Widely across the world The brown bess can be described as a muzzle-loading musket. This musket was used in the era of the expansion of the British Empire and acquired symbolic importance at least as significant as its physical importance. It was

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Khanda-pistol of Patiala

SMI 9: Khanda (with pistol) Date: before 1879Original Location: Patiala, Punjab. Present location: Nottingham Museum ServiceMuseum No: NCM 1879-105 This sword referred to as a Khanda is characterised by a basket hilt and a double-edged blade. Whilst traditionally associated with the Sikhs the Khanda has its origins in Orissa and

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Guru Nanak Avatars Sword

SMI 8: Guru Nanak Avatars SwordDate: C. 1820-1840.Original Location: Lahore, PakistanPresent Location: Sukhbinder Singh Paul Family Collection, UK. Nineteenth Century (Circa 1840-1850) Sword from Lahore featuring the Avatars of the Hindu deity-Vishnu and a cartouche panel of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Complete with its green velvet scabbard (mian). Constructed of

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Guru Nanak Coin-Sikh Empire

SMI 8: Guru Nanak with Maharajah Ranjit Singh-Sikh Empire CoinDate: 1828 (VS 1885) Original Location: Lahore, Pakistan Issued in 1828 during the Sikh Empire period and during the rule of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. The image depicts Maharaja Ranjit Singh sitting (on his knees) in front of Guru Nanak (seated cross-legged)

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Charaina

SMI 1: Chariana of Guru Gobind SinghDate: 1680’sLocation: Possibly Anandpur, Punjab, India. Present location: Toshkhana of Captain Amarinder Singh, Patiala. “Charaina” literally means “four mirrors” and consists of a breast plate, back plate and 2 side plates with cutaways to go under the arms, it is held together by leather

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Tikka Sophia Duleep Singh

SMI 2: Tikka belonging to Maharani Jindan KaurDate: 1800-1840Original Location: Sikh Empire, Lahore, PunjabPresent location: Private collection Gold forehead jewelry ‘tikka’ belonging to Maharani Jindan Kaur and by descent to Princess Sophia Duleep Singh. A crescent shape set with three uncut rubies and a crescent of rock crystal with many

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