Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4676B (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nishān of Prince Muḥammad Akbar Shāh (later Akbar Shāh II) by Akbar Shāh II, r. 1806-1837

A decree granting to Col. John Gerard a manṣab of 5000 z̲āt and 5000 savār, titles and a fringed palanquin

Contains seal of Muḥammad Akbar

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 4.
For a more detailed description see Shakeb 1982 , no 14.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 42.5 × 67.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):


Origin: 14 Jum. II 1218 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986; M.Z.A Shakeb: A descriptive catalogue of miscellaneous Persian Mughal documents from Akbar to Bahadur Shah II. London, 1982


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