18” diameter, of heavier than usual weight. Domed with separately applied iron edge surrounding a band of calligraphy. Four bosses anchoring the grips to the reverse. Original quilted liner. The surface decorated throughout with nobles and beasts, some mythological. Central motif of a crowned ruler riding a horned lion. The lion inhabited Eurasia including Northern India through the 18th century, becoming extinct a century later. Durga, the warrior goddess, rode a lion. Uniform traces of silver overlay evident throughout. Heavy fighting example.