|A gem-set sword bearing the head of a tiger that originates from the armoury of legendary Indian ruler Tipu Sultan headlined a sale at Bonhams.|
The lot made £2.1m ($3.1m) when it crossed the block in London on April 21.
| A 3-pounder bronze cannon was another highlight, selling for £1.4m ($2.1m).|
A flintlock pistol with left-hand lock, the barrel and mechanism made for Tipu Sultan by craftsman Asad-e Amin at the Royal Workshop at Seringapatam, dated AD 1797-98.
A Tipu Sultan sword fitted with a captured English blade.