Sikh Chakram, steel throwing ring
The steel ring is probably 19th century, measuring approx 10 ins in diameter [25cm], and has a sharpened outer edge. The upper, sightly sloping, surface has a mark in three places [shown in one of the photographs]. Although these throwing rings are particularly seen in old photographs of Akali warriors an example is still worn in the turban of some Sikh regiments. If you look at my Instagram content and scroll back to November 11th last year there is photograph of the Indian Army’s 7th Sikhs’ pipes and drums playing outside the Afghan Church in Bombay / Mumbai. One of the rings can be clearly seen in the turban of the piper on the left.
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