Postal Stamp Image : DAGGER & KNIFE OF JEHANGIR SALARJUNG MUS 0893 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/07/1978
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0893
Stamp Information : Museums are repositories of the cultural, literary and artistic heritage of a people. They also provide a great potential for education and national integration. The museum movement in India began with the creation of the India Museum at Calcutta in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. In the wake of the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act (1904), a number of archaeological museums came into existence. Over the years, more museums have been set up to serve different disciplines like art, archaeology, science and technology. Today there are over 360 museums in India. In selecting subjects for the series of postage stamps on Museums of India, the Posts and Telegraphs Department has tried to span not only the millennia of Indian history but also a variety of artistic expressions from different regions of the country.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 200p stamp shows two jeweled arms now in the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad. The dagger and knife are believed to belong to the Mughal Emperor Jehangir and his consort Nur Jahan respectively. Though there are no inscriptions on the objects to prove their ownership, the arrangement of precious stones and the exquisite workmanship point to Mughal workmanship of the 17th century. The handles of both the dagger and the knife are made of white jade encrusted with flowers of ruby and leaves of emerad. The pendant attached to the dagger is shaped as a flower in white jade and encrusted with floral motif carved out of rubies and emeralds.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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