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The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a) © Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library

The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George II of Great Britain

Registration year: 2015
Submission year: 
2014
Collection ID: 
2014-22

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Germany
Myanmar
United Kingdom

The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George II of Great Britain from the year 1756 is a unique attestation in world history as well as in the history of Burma and Europe in the eighteenth century and is of outstanding aesthetic value. The content of the letter is a trade proposal from Alaungphaya to the English.

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The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a) © Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library
The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a)
© Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library

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The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a) © Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library
The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a)
© Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library

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The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a) © Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library
The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a)
© Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library

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The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a) © Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library
The Golden Letter of the Burmese King Alaungphaya to King George ll of Great Britain of 7 May 1756 (GWLB: Ms lV,571a)
© Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library
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