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Waist coat Armour of Aurangzeb

December 31, 1679
Mirza Firuz Shah
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

Waist coat Armour of Aurangzeb



A waist-coat armour of Emperor Aurangzeb (ruled A.D. 1658 to 1707) is made of fine Damascus steel. It consists of two curved plates, moulded in the shape of a human torso, one for the front and the other for back. Both the plates are hinged together from the shoulders and the sides. The top and the sides of the armour have three roundish cuts for the insertion of the neck and the two arms, respectively. Both the plates are detachable. On the lower part of the front-plate a three- lined inscription is engraved in Arabic in Naskh and Persian in Nastaliq. First two lines are in Arabic language, Naskh script, while the third line is in Persian language and Nastaliq script. First two lines reads; "La illaha illal Allaho, Muhammad Roasool Allaho (there is a God, but Allah, Muhammad is prophet of Allah). Third line reads: "Shahanshah Aurangzeb Alamgir" (Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir). The lining is of yellow satin stuffed with cotton wool. 

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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