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South Indian; India

Punch dagger and scabbard 1800-75

RCIN 11487

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This punch dagger known as a katar incorporates the motto and symbols of the Order of the Star of India, established in 1861 by Queen Victoria. The Maharaja of Vizianagaram had been awarded this order in 1864 and the mounts of the dagger are adapted with the Prince of Wales’s feathers.