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Amulet case


Silk amulet case of Indian origin that belonged to Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu (Tipu Sultan), described as being 'untied' from his arm by Captain Keith Young, 71st (Highland) Regiment, in the aftermath of the Siege of Seringapatam (Srirangapatna), during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798 - 1799), Mysore, India

Museum reference


Object name

Amulet case


Pre 1798

Style / Culture



Silk, Gold thread

Physical description

Amulet case of green and red silk with two fastenings and a central panel embroidered with gold thread. According to historical accounts, the amulet case had originally contained a small metallic (possibly silver) plate with Arabic and Persian inscriptions, since lost.


British land forces: 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot
Non-British forces, inc. Imperial and Colonial: Indian
Previous owner: Tipu Sultan, 1750 - 1799
Previous owner: Young, Keith, Captain, 1798 - 1809 (fl.)
War: Siege of Seringapatam
War: Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
Mysore, India, South Asia


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