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Auction Number 84 Wednesday 25 September 2013 Thursday 26 September 2013 The

David Fore Collection of

Coins of British India Part 3

Circulating Coins of British India, The Presidencies and The India Native States CIPFA 3 Robert Street Adelphi, London, WC2N 6BH The Council Chamber 10.00 am precisely view this auction and send bids via the internet:    A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ Telephone: +44 (0)20 7930 9808, Fax: +44 (0)20 7930 9450, email: auctions@baldwin.co.uk www.baldwin.co.uk twitter @BaldwinsCoins facebook /BaldwinsCoins


Date of Sale

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Wednesday 25 September 2013 Session One: 10.00am Session Two: will not start before 1.30pm

Lots 1017 - 1468 Lots 1469 - 2152

Thursday 26 September 2013 Session Three:

Lots 2153 - 2544

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Order of Sale

Kushan

Lots 1017 - 1023

Gupta

Lot 1024

Post Gupta & Mediaeval

Lots 1025 - 1028

Sultanates

Lot 1029

Mughal

Lots 1030 - 1094

Princely States

Lots 1095 - 1730

East India Company

Lots 1731 - 2152

British India

Lots 2153 - 2479

Errors and Tokens

Lots 2480 - 2501

Portuguese India

Lots 2502 - 2538

Miscellaneous

Lots 2539 - 2544

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Coins of British India

Part Three - Circulating Coins of British India, The Presidencies and The India Native States Introduction We have had numerous requests from the happy buyers of coins from parts one and two of the David Fore collection, wanting to know more about the personality who put together a collection of this scope. At the beginging of David’s collecting coin life his wife would comment about how long he would spend in his home office going through catalogues that had come in the day’s mail, looking for the pieces he needed. In the early days there were many coins available and little competition. David was able to buy coins from sources all over the US and England. He would also go through and put in order any coins that he might have received in that day’s mail. Back then there were few catalogues available to help in the search but being a doctor with a very good memory, he was able to ‘scoop up’ some wonderful coins. As his collection grew, the number of coins he needed would decrease and it would become harder to find the pieces he needed in the condition he wanted. But he built up good contacts with Steve Album in the USA, Spinks and Baldwin’s in the UK, with Randy usually acting as an intermediary. He didn’t worry (too much) about price, but wanted coins as choice as possible. Being a very pleasant person to deal with, he really did get offered some of the very best coins available. He focused on India for much of his collecting career because it is an incredibly wide open series with a ‘hundred’ possible ways to collect it. Here in part three of the Fore collection you can see what we are referring to. There are well over a thousand coins, purchased one at a time. We have a virtually complete run of British India and, more important for the student, you can extrapolate from the grades what was available in his years of looking, remembering that he went for the best possible. Uncirculated coins were not always available. Had they been he would have one. Sometimes it was actually a source of amusement for both of us, with the standard references listing all the coins of a series at the same price and then us being able to find an example in very fine as the best grade possible after twenty years of looking. We joked how much we would have to pay for these elusive coins if an uncirculated piece ever became available : twenty times the catalogue prince did not sound unreasonable! The Presidency series is even more impressive as there was so little information available about these coins apart from the Pridmore catalogue Part Four, India, volume 1. There were no prices or rarity ratings in these catalogues. It really was a challenging way to buy coins, but, as you can see from the superb array of beautiful Presidency pieces in this collection, David had wonderful instincts.


There are about 300 Gold coins that were the hardest of the lot to put together. It was always more difficult to buy these, even during the 18th and 19th century, because of the premiums on gold and the reluctance of the Indian people to sell their gold. We have to thank the intrepid travellers, who saw fit to bring back these beautiful reminders of their trips and of the wealth of India. Luckily with the benefits of a good job, an enquiring mind and a very understanding wife, David was able to add these to his collection as well. For those novice collectors reading this, it was not always easy. Mistakes were made, money was lost and lessons were learned. This seems to be a path that all budding numismatists must go down, and it is nothing to be ashamed of. Just learn and go on, the benefits far outway the negatives.

David Fore and Randy Weir

A Note on References Used Since the Pridmore collection, nothing of note from the Presidency series had appeared at auction, but a great deal of information has been gleaned from the study of original information found in the records of the East India Company by Dr. Paul Stevens. His trilogy of books starts with the Bengal Presidency series (published by Baldwin’s and available from them and Mr F Todywalla in India) will give us a much greater insight into this series. The Fore collection will act as a market barometer, allowing us to see what these coins are really worth in today’s market place, as well as giving us a catalogue that we can use as the study continues on this series. The “SW” references in each lot description refers to the new standard work for this series : Coins of British India 1835-1947, and the sale of the David Fore Collection gives collectors the chance to buy coins used in this book written by Dr Paul Stevens and myself. What a wonderful pedigree to have! A Note on Grading As any collector of the Indian Proof series knows, the Bombay mint lacquered most of their coins after striking. Early collectors complained that the heavy sulphur in the envelopes toned their coins and asked if the mint could do something about it. Lacquering seemed to be a viable option and so this is what they did. However, this lacquer was not always applied in the most careful way, and it is usual to find that parts of the coin missing this lacquer. Another feature of this process is what appears to be hairlines on the coins, that are actually just a heavy hand with the lacquer brush. Inexperienced third-party grading services often see these lacquer lines as “impairments” and grade the coins accordingly. The long time collector of Indian coins will naturally accept this lacquer as an integral part of the production process, knowing that it does not reduce the desirability of the coin. Those who have seen the heavy toning on non-lacquered Indian coins usually agree that the lacquer is a better alternative. The coins in this collection have been described with the lacquer, as a formal part of the striking. Notes have been added to describe a coin on which there has been an attempt to remove the lacquer or where hairlines or marks can be seen on the coin that occurred after it left the mint. In general terms, the coins in this collection have been graded to American international standards.


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INDIA

Kushan

1017

1018

1017 † Kanishka I (c.127-152 AD), Gold Dinar, caped and crowned Kanishka standing facing, head left, holding ankus over a small altar, left, and a sceptre right, rev goddess Ardoksho standing right, holding cornucopiæ, tamgha in field, 7.92g (Göbl 77/3, same dies). Nearly extremely fine. £400-600 1018 † Huvishka (c.150-190 AD), Gold Dinar, nimbate, diademed and crowned half-length bust left, holding mace-sceptre in one hand and the hilt of his sword with the other, rev goddess Ardoksho standing right, holding cornucopiæ, tamgha in field, 7.91g (Göbl -). Minor test marks to edge, about extremely fine. £400-600

1019

1020

1019 † Vasu Deva I (c.190-230 AD), Gold Dinar, king standing facing, head left, holding trident and lowering his right hand to altar, above which is a second trident, rev Oesho standing holding trident, behind the bull Nandi, 8.04g (Göbl 509/13, same dies). Extremely fine. £400-600 1020 † Kanishka II (c.230-250 AD), Gold Dinar, king standing facing, head left, holding trident and lowering his right hand to altar, above which is a second trident, rev goddess Ardoksho enthroned facing, 7.91g (Göbl 559). Extremely fine. £250-350

1021

1022

1023

1021 † Vasu Deva II (c.290-320 AD), Gold Dinar, king standing facing, head left, holding trident and lowering his right hand to altar, above which is a second trident, rev Oesho standing holding trident, behind the bull Nandi, 8.03g (Göbl 654). Extremely fine. £400-600 1022 † Kipanada (c.330-360 AD), Gold Dinar, king standing facing, head left, holding trident and lowering his right hand to altar, above which is a second trident, rev goddess Ardoksho enthroned facing, 7.61g (Mitch ACW 3584-88). Toned, good very fine and well centred for type. £250-350 1023 † Vasudeva III (c.360-365 AD), Gold Dinar, king standing facing, head left, holding trident and lowering his right hand to altar, above which is a second trident, rev goddess Ardoksho enthroned facing, 7.83g (Göbl 577/1). Extremely fine, a superb strike from fresh dies. £300-400


Gupta

1024 † Samudragupta (335-380 AD), Gold Dinar, Dynastic type commemorating his father and mother, Chandra Gupta below arm of the standing figure of Chandragupta I holding crescent- topped standard and offering a ring to his wife Kumaradevi who faces him, Sri Kumaradevi at left, crescent between their heads, rev Licchavaya in right field, Lakshmi holding cornucopiæ and noose seated facing on a lion sleeping left, 7.72g (Altekar pl I, 9; Bayana Hoard pl I, 1-10; BMC pl III, 1-15; Mitch ACW 4791-2 var). Some deposit and wear to high points, traces of mounting, otherwise good very fine. £1000-1200

Post-Gupta & Mediaeval

1025 † Kidarite Huns (c.390-400 AD), Scyphate Gold Dinar, king standing facing, head left, based on Kushan types, rev goddess enthroned, 7.45g (Göbl 739). The reverse weak as usual, good very fine. £300-400

1026 † Western Gangas (10th-12th Century AD), Gold Pagoda, obv richly caparisoned elephant facing right, rev scroll work, 3.78g (M 702). Nice extremely fine. £150-200

1027 † Chalukyas of Kalyani, Jayasimha II (1015-1043 AD), Silver 1/6-Kahavanu, 0.57g, obv elephant to right, rev inscription; Jayasimha Siddharaja (c.1094-1144 AD), Fractional Unit, 0.36g, obv elephant to right, rev inscription (Deyell 163a); Yadavas of Devagiri, Singhana (c.1200-1247 AD), Silver 1/6-Kahavanu, 0.82g, obv lion to left, rev inscription; Anonymous, Uniface 1/24-Kahavanu, 0.19g, obv lion to left. Generally very fine and scarce. (4) £80-100

1028 † Vijayanagar, Gold ½-Pagodas (3), Krishna Devaraya (1505-1529 AD), Balakrishna type (M, South, 641), Achyutaraya (1530-1542 AD), Gamdabherunda type (M, South, 673), Tirumala (1570-1571 AD), Rama, Lakshmana and Sita type (M, South, 805). Good very fine to extremely fine. (3) £300-400


Sultanates

1029 † Sultans of Bengal, ‘Ala al-Din Husain (AH 899-925; 1493-1519 AD), Silver Tanka, Muhammadabad, Year 913 (G&G B771); Nasir al-Din Nusrat (AH 925-938; 1519-1531 AD) Silver Tankas (2), Husainabad Year 925, Chatgaon, Year 932 (G&G B814, 804, year not recorded); Sultans of Dehli, Islam Shah (AH 952-960; 1545-1552 AD), Silver Tanka, mintless type, Year 958 (G&G D980). Generally very fine, the Chatgaon Tanka very rare. (4) £180-220

Mughal

1030

1031

1030 † Akbar (AH 963-1014; 1556-1605 AD), Broad-flan Gold Mohur, Agra, AH 973, 27mm, 10.83g (KM 105.1). Very fine and very attractive. £600-800 1031 † Akbar, Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Agra, AH 982, 10.86g (KM 108.1). Very fine, a nice example of this type. £500-700

1032

1035 1033 1032 † Akbar, Gold Mohur, Jaunpur, AH 986, rather dumpy flan, 10.87g (KM 108.3). Good very fine and scarce. £600-800 1033 † Akbar, Square Gold Mohur, Jaunpur, no date visible, Kalima within diamond-shaped frame, 10.49g (KM 112.6). Very fine and rare. £600-800 1034 † Akbar, Ahmadabad, Silver Square Rupees (2), AH 995, Ilahi 3x, Silver Round Rupees (2) Ilahi 40, 41, Silver Square ½-Rupee, Ilahi 3x, Silver Round ½-Rupee, Ilahi 4x (KM 82.1, 88.1, 93.2, 62, 66.1), Fathpur, Silver Square Rupee, AH 988 (KM 82.2). Generally very fine. (7) £80-120 1035 † Akbar, Silver Rupee, Qila’ Bandhu, undated (KM 96.1). Good very fine and very scarce.

£180-220

1036 † Akbar, Dehli, Silver Round Rupee, AH 976, Silver Square Rupee, Ilahi 40, Isfandarmuz (KM 80.7, 88.2); Jaunpur, Silver Round Rupees (2), Year 96x, 984 (KM 80.10, two types); Lahore, Silver Square Rupee, AH 988, Silver Round Rupee, Ilahi 46, Farwardin, Silver Round ½-Rupee, Ilahi 49 Di (KM 82.5, 93.11, 67.1); Urdu Zafar Qarin, Silver Square Rupee ‘alif’ (KM 82.8); Silver Square Rupees (2), no mint, Ilahi 32, 34 (KM 91.1). Generally good fine to very fine, the Ilahi 46 Rupee with trace of a mount. (10) £150-200


1037 † Akbar, Silver Square ¼-Rupee, no mint, Ilahi 35, Isfandarmuz (KM 57.1, date not listed), Copper Dams (2), Urdu Zafar Qarin, ‘alif’, Fathpur 988 (KM 34.1, 28.21). First toned, very fine and very scarce, the copper coins nice very fine. (3) £100-120

1038 † Jahangir (AH 1014-1037; 1605-1628 AD), Gold Mohur, Burhanpur, Year 18, month of Shahrewar, 10.94g (KM 176.3). About extremely fine, scarce. £800-1000

1039

1040

1039 † Jahangir, Silver Square Rupee, Agra, AH 1027 Year 13, Shahrewar (KM 147.1). Good very fine with some toning, scarce. £150-200 1040 † Jahangir, Silver Rupee, Allahabad (KM 97.1), Silver Rupees (4), Ahmadabad in his pre-accession name of Selim, Year 50, AH 1023, Di, AH 1029 Year 14, and AH 1034 in the name of Nur Jahan (KM 140.1, 149.2, 149.4, 168.2). Generally good fine to good very fine. (5) £120-150 It is thought that the first coin would have been struck when Jahangir was rebelling against his father, Akbar.

1041 † Jahangir, Silver Rupee, Ahmadnagar, no date (KM 141.1), Silver Rupee, Delhi, AH 1021 Year 7, Aban (KM 145.6), Silver Rupee, Lahore, AH 1206 Year 12 (KM 149.14), Silver Rupees (3), Qandahar, AH 1027 Year 12, AH 1028 Year 13, Year 15 (M 142.2), Silver Rupee, Surat, date off flan (KM 148.1). Mostly very fine. (7) £120-150

1042

1043

1042 † Shah Jahan I (AH 1037-1068; 1628-1658 AD), Gold Mohur, Akbarabad, AH 1062 Year 26, both sides within quatrefoil, 10.86g (KM 258.1). Good very fine and very attractive, scarce. £600-800 1043 † Shah Jahan I, Gold Mohur, Burhanpur, AH 1049, both sides within dotted square, 10.95g (KM 260.6 var). Very fine. £500-700


1044

1045

1044 † Shah Jahan I, Gold Mohur, Daulatabad, AH 1052 Year 15, both sides within quatrefoil, 10.90g (KM 258.3). Very fine, scarce. £600-800 1045 † Shah Jahan I, Gold Mohur, Lahore, AH 1046 Year 9, both sides within square, 10.93g (KM 260.11). Extremely fine and very attractive. £600-800

1046

1047

1046 † Shah Jahan I, Gold Mohur, Surat, Year 5, month of Isfandarmuz, 10.94g (KM 222.13). Extremely fine, scarce. £600-800 1047 † Shah Jahan I, Silver Rupees (9), Ahmadabad, AH 1048, Year 11; Akbarabad, AH 1040, Year 4; Daulatabad, AH 1065; Khambayat, AH 1068, Year 30; Multan (3), AH 1042, AH (10)52 Year 16, AH (10)47 Year 11; Surat (2), AH 1045 Year 9, AH 1057 Year 20 (KM 235.1, 227.2, 235.10, 235.16, 227.8, 235.19, 235.23, 230.3). Very fine to about extremely fine. (9) £150-200 1048 † Aurangzeb (AH 1068-1118; 1548-1707 AD), Gold Mohur, Dar al-Aman Multan, AH 1070 ahd (Year 1), early type with mintname at top arranged dar al-a on top line, man multan on second line, normal couplet, 10.95g (variety not in KM, see the illustration for Rupee type 300.62). Extremely fine and very rare. £600-800 The first Aurangzeb Mohur issue at Multan was a very rare type of 1069 ahd citing his laqab Muhayyi al-Din. This was followed by the present type with the normal couplet. This was issued in 1069 ahd and 1070 ahd and was followed by another variety in 1071 Year 3, or perhaps earlier, where the mintname is also at the top but differently arranged.

1049

1050

1049 † Aurangzeb, Gold Mohur, Multan, AH 1115 Year 47, 10.95g (KM 315.36). Brilliant extremely fine, practically as struck and a superb specimen. £600-800 1050 † Aurangzeb, Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, AH 1114 Year 47, 10.926g (KM 315.42). Extremely fine. £400-600

1051 † Aurangzeb, Gold Mohur, Sholapur, AH 1115 Year 47, 10.96g (KM 315.43). Brilliant extremely fine, practically as struck and superb. £500-700


1052 † Aurangzeb, Gold Mohur, Bandar-i-Mubarak Surat, ahd (Year 1), 11.00g (KM 315.44). Superb extremely fine and very rare. £1000-2000 The coins with the mint epithet Bandari-i-mubarak were the first to be issued at Surat during the reign of Aurangzeb. While the Rupees are scarce, Mohurs are very rare, especially in this grade. The new South Asian Coin and Paper Money catalogue, India edition, prices this type in EF at $6000!

1053 † Aurangzeb, Silver Rupees (8), Akbarabad, square area type, AH 1088 Year 20; Itawa, AH 1100 Year 32; Machhlipatan (2), AH 1111 Year 43, AH 1114 Year 46; Shahjahanabad, AH 1093 Year 25; Surat (3), AH 1092 Year 25, Year 42, AH 1117 Year 47 (KM 298.1, 300.39, 300.55, 300.81, 300.86); Contemporary Forgery of Surat Rupee, Year 36; ½-Rupee, AH 1085 (KM 294.6); Copper ½-Falus, Machhlipatan, AH 1117 Year 49 (KM 281.1). Generally very fine to good very fine. (11) £140-180

1054

1055

1056

1054 † Aurangzeb, Silver Rupee, Chinapatan, Year 50, struck by the East India Company (KM 300.25). Good very fine. £60-80 1055 † Shah ‘Alam I (AH 1119-1124; 1707-1712 AD), Silver Rupee, Toragal, Year 4 (KM 348.35). Toned, extremely fine and very scarce. £150-180 1056 † Jahandar (AH 1124; 1712 AD), Silver Rupee, Bareily, AH 1124 ahd (KM 364.7); Farrukhsiyar (AH 11241131; 1713-1719 AD), Silver Rupee, Gwalior, AH 1130 Year 7 (KM 377.30), Silver ½-Rupee, Surat, Year 7 (KM 375.2), Copper ½-Falus, Machhlipatan, AH 1129 Year 5 (KM -); Shah Jahan II (AH 1131; 1719 AD), Silver Rupee, Surat, AH (11)31 ahd (KM 415.24). Very fine to good very fine, mostly scarce. (5) £120-150

1057 † Farrukhsiyar (AH 1124-1131; 1713-1719 AD), Gold Mohur, Mustaqir al-Mulk Akbarabad, AH (11)25 ahd (Year 1), 10.937g (KM 390.3). Extremely fine, scarce. £500-700


1058 † Farrukhsiyar, Silver Rupees (2), Surat, AH (11)28 Year 5, AH (11)30 Year 6; Muhammad Shah, Silver Rupees (6), Ahmadabad, AH 1153 Year 23, Dar al-Saltana Lahore, AH 113(x), Year 5, Surat (4), Years 3, 21, 23 (or 4), 28; Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupee, Shahjahanabad AH (119)9 Year 26 (KM 377.59, 436.1, 436.40, 436.60, 709.2). Very fine to good very fine. (9) £100-120

1059 † Shah Jahan II (AH 1131; 1719 AD), Silver ½-Rupee, mint off-flan but probably Surat, ahd (Year 1) (AH 1131), (KM 412.2). Good very fine. £100-150

1060 † Muhammad Shah (AH 1131-1161; 1719-1748 AD), Gold Mohur, Dar al-Saltana Lahore, AH 1155 Year 25, 10.99g (KM 438.15). Superb extremely fine. £600-800

1061 † Muhammad Shah, Gold Mohur, relatively broad flan, 24mm, Murshidabad, Year 20, 11.06g (KM 438.18). Extremely fine and rare. £800-1000 This superb Mohur, with its relatively broad flan and full mintname, is probably an issue of the then Nawab of Bengal, Shuja’ al-Din Muhammad Khan. It fits nicely into the series of coins that embraces the issues of the Nawabs of Bengal followed by those of the Bengal Presidency of the East India Company.

1062 † Muhammad Shah, Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, AH 115x Year 23, 10.84g (KM 439.4). Extremely fine, an attractive broad-flan coin. £400-500 1063 † Muhammad Shah, Silver Rupees (27), Ahmadabad, Year 14; Allahabad, Year 16; Arkot, Year 8(?); Azimabad (2), Years 27, 30; Kambayat, Year 12; Kora (3), AH 1143 Year 13, AH 1146 Year 15, Year 26; Murshidabad (4), Year 16, AH 1149 Year 19, Years 26, 29; Shahjahanabad (6), AH 1133 Year 3, Years 5, 10, AH 1142 Year 12, AH 115x Year 21, AH 115x Year 24; Surat (8), Years 3, 19, 24 (2), 25, 2x (3) (KM 436.1, 436.6. 436.7, 436.12, 436.34, 436.39, 436.46, 436.60, 437.4). Mostly very fine to good very fine. (27) £250-300


1064 † Muhammad Shah, Silver Rupees (3), Ahmadabad, Years 20, 29, 30 (KM 433.1), ½-Rupee, Maratha type, ankus mintmark, Year 4, probably Shah Alam II. Generally very fine, last extremely fine and scarce. (4) £120-150 1065 † Muhammad Shah, Silver Rupee, Surat, ahd, lutf allah legend (KM 435.4), Silver ½-Rupee, Surat (KM 433.4), Silver ¼-Rupee, probably Murshidabad (KM 431.3), Copper Paisas (3), Machhlipatan, AH 1140 Year 10, AH 1144 Year 14, Year 18 (KM 430.5). Generally very fine, some scarce. (6) £80-120

1066 † Muhammad Shah, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 2, 21mm, 5.75g (KM 433.4). Nicely centred, extremely fine and toned. £70-90

1067 1068 1067 † Muhammad Shah, Silver 1/64-Rupee, Murshidabad, Year 15, 0.19g (as KM A80; not listed in Pridmore, but the weight is a clear attempt for a 1/64-Rupee). The date 15 is well centred but the obverse has a flan flaw which means that part of the design is missing, very fine for issue and a very unusual denomination. £200-300 1068 † Ahmad Shah Bahadur (AH 1161-1167; 1748-1754 AD), Silver Rupees (12), Bareily (2), AH 1163 Year 2, Year 6; Mustaquir al-Khilafa Akbarabad, Year 6; Azimabad, AH 1167 Year 7; Itawa, AH 1163 Year 2; Khambayat, AH 116x/ahd; Kora (2), Years 3, 6; Murshidabad (2), Years 3, 4; Shahjahanabad (2), Year 6 (2) (KM 446.21, 446.2, 446.5, 446.10, 446.30, 446.12, 446.15, 446.17); ⅛-Rupee, probably Murshidabad, Year 4 (KM -). Very fine to extremely fine, some scarce. (13) £180-220

1069 † ‘Alamgir II (AH 1167-1173; 1754-1759 AD), Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, Year 2, 10.80g (KM 465.1). Superb extremely fine. £400-600

1070 † ‘Alamgir II, Silver Rupees (5), Bareily, Year 2; Lahore, AH 1168 ahd; Murshidabad, AH (116)7 ahd; Shahjahanabad (2), Year 2, AH 1170 Year 4 (KM 460.23, 460.13, 460.15, 460.17, 456.1), Copper Paisa, Shahjahanabad, Year 2 (KM 451.1). Very fine to extremely fine. (6) £80-120


1071 † ‘Alamgir II, Silver Rupee, ‘Azimabad, Year 2 (KM 460.5), ⅛-Rupee, ‘Azimabad, ahd, 1/16-Rupees (2), ‘Azimabad, ahd (KM -, 590 where listed under Shah ‘Alam II). First very fine, the others good very fine, toned and rare, all with the trisul mintmark. (4) £120-150

1072 † ‘Alamgir II, Silver ½-Rupee, ‘Azimabad, Year 3 (KM 453.1). Good very fine and rare.

£150-200

1073 † Shah Jahan III (AH 1173-1174; 1759-1760 AD), Silver Rupees (2), Azimabad, AH (11)74 ahd, Surat, date off flan (KM 475.2, 475.4); Silver ½-Rupees (2), Surat, one with clear ‘ahd’, the other date off flan. Very fine and scarce to very scarce. (4) £200-250 last ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001

1074 † Shah ‘Alam II (AH 1174-1221; 1759-1806 AD), Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, AH (11)75 Year 3, 10.89g (KM 719). Good very fine, various test marks on the edge. £400-500

1075

1076

1075 † Shah ‘Alam II, Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, AH (11)90 Year 18, obv chhatra symbol, 10.81g (KM 720). Very fine. £400-600 1076 † Shah ‘Alam II, Gold Mohur, Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, AH (11)99 Year 27, obv chhatra symbol, 10.77g (KM 720). Very fine. £400-600

1077 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (3), Mustaqir al-Khilafa Akbarabad, AH 1196 Year 24, AH 1197 Year 25, AH 1198 Year 25 (KM 512). Very fine to extremely fine. (3) £80-120 Struck during the governorship of Muhammad Beg Hamadani.


1078 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Nazarana Rupee, ‘Azimabad, AH 1174 Year 2, 27mm (KM 593). Very fine, toned and very rare. £800-1000

1079

1080

1079 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (4), ‘Azimabad, AH 1175 Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6; Hardwar, Silver Rupee, AH (12)14 Year 41 (KM 630), Copper Paisa, Year 35, fish mintmark (M&W T4, p.157, this coin illustrated), Silver Rupee, Kora, AH 117x Year 6 (KM 650). Very fine to extremely fine, the Hardwar coins scarce to very scarce. (7) £140-180 The Hardwar coins were struck while the city was under the Marathas. This Paisa is illustrated in Maratha Mints and Coinage by Maheshwari & Wiggins, T4, p.157

1080 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (6), Hathras, AH 1197 Year 25, AH 119x Year 25, AH 119x Year 26, AH 1208 Year 30, AH 120x Year 30, Year 30 (KM 640). Very fine to extremely fine. (6) £150-200

1081 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (2), Hathras, Year 30 (KM 640). Both extremely fine. (2)

£80-120

1082 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (24), Shahjahanabad, AH 1179 Year 6, AH (11)83 Year 11, AH (11)84 Year 12, AH (11)85 Year 13 (2), AH 1186 Year 13 (2), AH (11)86 Year 14 (2), Year 14, AH (11)87 Year 15, AH 1192 Year 20, AH (119)3 Year 20, AH 1193 Year 21, AH (11)94 Year 21, AH 1195 Year 22, AH 1195 Year 23 (2), AH 1196 Year 23, AH (11)97 Year 25, Year 26, AH 1200 Year 28, AH 1201 Year 29, AH 1204 Year 32 (KM 709.1, 709.2, 710). Very fine to extremely fine. (24) £300-350 some ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001

1083 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (10), Shahjahanabad, Year 24, AH (119)7 Year 25, AH (11)98 Year 25, AH (11)98 Year 26, AH (1)201 Year 28, AH 1202 Year 30, AH 120x Year 32, AH 1209 Year 36, AH 1209 Year 37, AH 1207 Year 37, with star and trisul mintmarks. Very fine to good very fine. (10) £100-120 some ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001

1084 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (2), Shahjahanbad, AH (11)74 Year 2, AH 1218 Year 46, with umbrella and cinquefoil (KM 709.1, 713); Muhammad Akbar II, Silver Broad-flan Rupee, Shahjahanbad, AH 122x Year 3 (KM 777). All very fine, first very scarce, the second rare. (3) £200-250


1085 † Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Broad-flan Rupee, Shahjanabad, AH 1218 Year 45, with umbrella and jhar mintmarks (KM 711). Very fine with small flat area, rare. £200-300 Probably struck soon before the British occupation of Delhi. In his book on the Bengal Presidency, Dr Paul Stevens includes a Nazarana Mohur of this type dated AH 1218 Year 46, but no Rupee of this type.

1086 † Shah ‘Alam II / East India Company, Silver Nazarana Rupee, Shahjahanabad, AH 1218 Year 46, with umbrella and jhar mintmarks, 35mm (KM 718; Stevens -). Extremely fine, toned and very rare. £1000-1500 In his book on the Bengal Presidency, Dr Paul Stevens includes a Nazarana Mohur of this type dated AH 1218 Year 46, but no Rupee, either nazarana or normal, of this type.

1087 † Shah ‘Alam II / East India Company, Silver Nazarana Rupee, Shahjahanabad, AH 1218 Year 46, with umbrella and cinquefoil mintmarks, 31mm (KM B719; Stevens 8.21). Extremely fine, toned and very rare. £1000-1500

1088 † Shah ‘Alam II/ East India Company, Silver Rupees (3), Shahjahanabad, AH 1220 Year 48 (2), AH 1221 Year 48, floral borders on both sides (KM 714; Stevens 8.32, 8.35). All very fine and scarce. (3) £200-250

1089 † Shah ‘Alam II, Copper Paisa, Husaingarh, Year 23 (KM 646), Copper Paisas (8), Shahjahanabad, AH 1206 Year 33, AH (1)206 Year 34, AH 1206 Year 3x, AH (1)212 Year 40, AH (1)216 Year 44, AH 1220 Year 48, AH 1221 Year 49 (2) (KM 700). Fine to very fine, first very scarce. (9) £100-120 The coins dated AH 1220/48 and AH 1221/49 will have been struck when Dehli was under British administration.


1091 1090 † Muhammad Akbar II (first reign, AH 1203; 1788 AD), Silver Rupee, Dar al-Sarur Saharanpur, AH (1)203 ahd (Year 1), rev small sun mintmark. Very fine and very rare, only very few specimens known. £800-1200 1091 † Muhammad Akbar II / East India Company, Silver Nazarana Rupee, Shahjahanabad, AH 1232 Year 12, 30mm (KM 779.1; Stevens -). Good very fine, toned and very rare. £1000-1500 This date combination not listed by Stevens

1092 † Muhammad Akbar II / East India Company, Silver Nazarana Rupee, Shahjahanabad, AH 1243, Year 25, 30mm (KM 779.1; Stevens 8.55c). Good very fine and very rare. £1000-1500 Stevens gives this date combination an RRR rarity, quoting an example from the Guthrie Collection in Berlin.

1093 † Muhammad Akbar II / East India Company, Silver Rupees (6), Shahjahanabad, AH 122x ahd, AH 1223 Year 2, Year 2, AH 1225 Year 5, Year 6, AH 1227 Year 7 (KM 777; Stevens 8.64, -, 8.70), Copper Paisa (5), Shahjahanabad, AH 1222 ahd (KM 770; /Stevens -), with large letter “S”, AH (122)5 Year 4, AH (1)225 Year 5, AH (12)31 Year 10, AH (1)233 Year 12 (KM 771; Stevens 8.79, 8.80, 8.84, 8.86). The silver coins mostly very fine, a couple rather harshly cleaned, the copper coins generally fine to very fine, scarce. (11) £150-200 Stevens does not include a Rupee with date combination AH 1225/5 in his listing and, for some reason, omits the copper type KM 770.

1094 † Jahangir, Imitation Silver Zodiac Rupee(?), Scorpio, Agra AH 1028, 5.86g; Muhammad Shah, Contemporary(?) Forgery of an Akbarabad Rupee. First extremely fine, toned and attractive, the second very fine. (2) £60-80


Princely States

1095 † Alwar, Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupee, Year 25; Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Years 3, 15, 20, 24, 27, 31, all Rajgarh mint, some showing part of a Hijri date at the top of the obverse (KM 10, 20). Very fine to good very fine. (7) £100-150

1096 † Alwar, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II or Bahadur II, Year 20; Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupees (3), “1788”, 1880, 1882 (KM 45). First very fine, the others good extremely fine with lustre. (4) £200-250

1097 † Alwar, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 20 (KM 20), Silver Rupees (5), in the names of Queen Victoria and Sheodan Singh, one clearly dated AD 1865, the others with the date offflan, all Rajgarh mint (KM 37). Very fine to good very fine, some shroffmarks on edge. (6) £100-150 It is very difficult to find KM 37 Rupees with clear dates as both the AD date and regnal year are engraved on the extreme righthand side of the dies and usually off-flan, or only partly visible.

1098

1099

1098 † Alwar, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, 1877 (KM 45). About extremely fine, some light surface markings and an edge knock. £60-80 1099 † Alwar, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, 1891 (KM 46). Extremely fine, slight flan flaw on the reverse. £100-150

1100 † Arcot Nawabs, Muhammad ‘Ali (AH 1165-1209; 1751-1795 AD), Gold Mohur, 10.62g, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 3 (not in KM or SAC). Very fine and attractive, very rare. £1000-1500


1101 † Arcot Nawabs, Gold Three-Swami Pagoda, 3.40g, rev Arabic letter ‘ain (KM 14). Good very fine and very scarce. £250-300

1102 † Arcot Nawabs, Muhammad ‘Ali (AH 1165-1209; 1751-1795 AD), Silver Nazarana ¼-Rupee, AH 1202 Year 29, 21mm, 2.86g (KM 4a, this coin illustrated). About extremely fine with some toning, extremely rare and possibly the only known example. £800-1000

1103

1104

1103 † Arcot Nawabs, Muhammad ‘Ali, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1201 Year 28, AH 1201 Year 29 (KM 5), Copper Coins (8), including AH 1208 Year 35, AH (11)83 (KM 23, 31, 8). The Rupees good very fine, rather toned and with some adhesions, scarce, the copper coins fine to very fine. (10) £100-150 1104 † Assam, Chakradhvaja Simha (SK 1585-1592; 1663-1670 AD), Silver Rupee, Ahom legends, obv lion (RB B10; KM 12). Good very fine, toned, scarce. £100-150

1105

1106

1105 † Assam, Rudra Simha (SK 1618-1636; 1696-1714 AD), Silver Rupee, SK 1625 (RB F13.1; KM 40); Śiva Simha (SK 1637-1666; 1715-1744 AD), Rupee, SK 1647, citing Queen Phuleśvari, Rupee, SK 1653, citing Queen Pramateśvari, Rupees (2), SK 1664 Year 29, SK 1665 Year 29, citing Queen Sarvveśvari (RB H10.1, I10, M11.1, M12.1; KM 61, 73, 112). Generally very fine. (5) £100-120 1106 † Assam, Pramatta Simha (Siu-ning-pha) (SK 1666-1673; 1744-1751 AD), Octagonal Silver Rupee, Ahom legends, dated Year 36 (of the 60 year cycle), obv Kāo boi/ Phā Leng-do/n heu, winged lion running to left below, rev Chao Siu-/ning-phā pin-/khun lāk-ni/ Kāt-keo (RB N1.1; KM 123). Extremely fine, toned, very rare. £400-600 The Ahom Rupees of this ruler were struck for ceremonial purposes at his coronation, and invoke the name of the traditional Ahom deity, Lengdon.

1107 † Assam, Pramatta Simha, Silver Rupees (2), SK 1667, SK 1668, ½-Rupee, undated, ¼-Rupee, SK 1672 (RB N8, N9, N15, N21; KM 122, 120, 118); Rajeśvara Simha (SK 1673-1691; 1751-1769 AD), Silver Rupees (3), SK 1674, SK 1686, SK 1688, ½-Rupee, undated, ⅛-Rupee, undated (RB O36.1, O48.3, O51.1, O55, O77.1; KM 134, 133, 131). Very fine to good very fine. (9) £150-180


1108 † Assam, Rajeśvara Simha, Gold 1/16-Mohur, 1751-1769, Bengali inscriptions on both sides, 0.64g (KM 136). Has been mounted and gilt, otherwise extremely fine. £250-300

1109

1110

1109 † Assam, Rajeśvara Simha, Silver Rupee, Nagari legends, SK 1675 (RB O82.1; KM 145). Good very fine, scarce. £100-150 1110 † Assam, Rajeśvara Simha, Octagonal Silver Rupee, struck at Rangpur, SK 1685, Persian legends (RB O89.1; KM 156). Very fine, some toning and slight adhesions, scarce. £150-200 1111 † Assam, Lakshmi Simha (SK 1691-1702; 1769-1780 AD), Silver Rupees (3), SK 1694, SK 1695, SK 1696, ½-Rupee, undated, ¼-Rupees (2), SK 1693, SK 1696 (RB Q27, Q28, Q29; Q42.1, Q48.1, Q51.1; KM 182, 179, 176). Generally very fine. (6) £80-100

1112 † Assam, Gaurinatha Simha (SK 1702-1718; 1780-1796 AD), Octagonal Gold Mohur, SK 1705, 11.28g (KM 229). About extremely fine with attractive toning, very scarce. £600-800

1113

1114

1116

1113 † Assam, Gaurinatha Simha, Octagonal Gold ⅛-Mohur, undated, Assamese legends on both sides, 1.42g (KM 226; RB R28.1). Good very fine. £250-300 1114 † Assam, Gaurinatha Simha, ⅛-Mohur, undated, 1.43g (KM 226). About very fine.

£150-200

1115 † Assam, Gaurinatha Simha, Silver Rupees (4), SK 1705, SK 1706 Year 5, SK 1707 Year 6, SK 1709 Year 8, ½-Rupees (4), without SK date but one Year 7, two Year 8, ¼-Rupees (4) SK 1705, SK 1708 Year 7, SK 1709 Year 8, SK 1717 Year 16(?), ⅛-Rupees (3), undated, 1/16-Rupees (2), undated, 1/32-Rupee, undated (RB R34, R35.1, R41, R65.1, R70, R71.1, R93, R99.1, R102.1, R118?, R124.1, R126.1, R128.1, R131.1, R132.1; KM 215, 218; 204, 205; 198, 196, 195, 193, 192, 190). Very fine to good very fine. (18) £150-200 1116 † Assam, Kamaleśvara Simha (SK 1718-1732; 1796-1810 AD), Silver ½-Rupee, undated (RB S6.1; KM 237). Very fine, toned, very rare. £200-300


1117 † Assam, Brajnatha Simha (SE 1739-1740; 1817-1818 AD), Gold Mohur, SK 1739, Assamese legends on both sides, rev lion running to left, 11.40g (KM 271; RB T1). About extremely fine and rare. £2000-3000 The legend reads: Śri Śri Radha/ Krishna Charana Ka/mala Makaranda/ Madhukarasya. Śri Śri Svarga/ Deva Śri Brajna/tha Simha Nrpasya/ Śake 1739. According to the Assamese Buranjis, the priests were not willing to install Brajnatha formally as king because one of his ears had been mutilated – it was a requirement of an Ahom king that he should not have any physical injury or deformation. So his young son, Purandara Simha was summoned and installed as king in his place. Brajnatha presumably acted as regent for his son and had no qualms about issuing coins in his own name. No coins are known struck in the name of his son.

1118

1118

1119

1118 † Assam, Brajnatha Simha, Silver ½-Rupee, undated, ¼-Rupee, SK 1740 (RB T10, T13; KM 264, 263). Very fine to good very fine, toned, very scarce. (2) £120-150 1119 † Assam, Chandrakanta Simha (SK 1741-42; 1819-1821 AD), Silver ½-Rupee, undated (RB U10.1; KM 249). Good very fine, toned, very scarce. £80-100

1120 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, Muhammadabad Banaras, in the name of Shah Alam II, (AH 1173-1221), AH 118x Year 10, trisul mintmark, 10.89g (as KM 38, date not listed). Good very fine, rare. £1500-2000

1121 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, Muhammadabad Banaras, in the name of Shah Alam II, (AH 1173-1221), Year 14, trisul mintmark, 10.87g (as KM 38, date not listed). Very fine, rare. £1200-1800

1122

1123

1122 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 18, upright fish mintmark, first gold issue from this mint under Awadh, 10.78g (KM 120). Extremely fine and rare £500-700 1123 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH xx93 Year 20, rev upright fish and star mintmarks, 10.77g (KM 120). Very fine. £800-1200


1124 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 25, rev katar mintmark, 10.74g (similar to Rupee type KM 116). Very fine. £500-800 It is very likely that these coins with the katar mintmark are not in fact Awadh issues but issues of the Rohillas with pseudomintname Najibabad, struck at the Rohilla stronghold of Ghausgarh. Contemporary issues of Awadh struck at Najibabad have the fish mintmark on the reverse and a large crescent on the obverse.

1125 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (12)06 Year 32, large fish, rev fleurs de lys and mintmarks, letter mim in the letter sin of manus, 10.71g (KM 120). Nicely struck with most of the inscription visible, good extremely fine. £1000-1500

1126

1127

1126 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah Alam II (1759-1806 AD), Lukhnow mint, AH 1222 Year 26, 10.70g (KM 105). Extremely fine. £800-1000 1127 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah Alam II (1759-1806 AD), Lukhnow mint, AH 1224 Year 26, 10.73g (KM 105, date not listed). Extremely fine. £800-1000

1128

1129

1129

1128 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah Alam II (1759-1806 AD), Lukhnow mint, AH 1229 Year 26, 10.73g (KM 105). Extremely fine. £800-1000 1129 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah Alam II (1759-1806 AD), Lukhnow mint, AH 1230 Year 26, 10.74g (KM 105). Extremely fine. £800-1000 1130 † Awadh, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah Alam II (1759-1806 AD), Lukhnow mint, AH 1232 Year 26, 10.73g (KM 105, date not listed). Extremely fine. £800-1000

1131 † Awadh, Ghazi al-din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow with mintname Dar al-Amarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1234 Year 26, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, mintname above and beneath coat of arms, one year type, 10.71g (KM 150). Very fine, flan a little wavy. £300-400


1132 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow with mintname Dar al-Amarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (partly visible), in Haidar’s own name, AH 1234 ahd, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, mintname above and beneath coat of arms, no flowers under the upright lions, the chain under the lions has larger links than the other pieces of this type so the flowers would not fit so well, 10.85g (KM 170.1, date not listed for this subtype). Extremely fine. £600-800

1133 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Amarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1234 Year 5, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, mintname above and beneath coat of arms, with flowers under the chain and lions, 10.743g (KM 170.1). Extremely fine. £400-500

1134

1135

1134 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1236 Year 2, legends as the coin in the previous lot but with the design and lettering a little smaller so that two-thirds of the beading can be seen, 10.71g (KM 170.2). Extremely fine, a few very small red adhesions. £350-450 1135 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1238 Year 4, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, the chain is not solid and the flowers are above it, 10.71g (KM 170.2). Crude style, good very fine, reverse with numerous scratches, probably from the die. £350-450

1136 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1239 Year 5, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, one flower under the chain, no reverse edge beading visible but some on the obverse, 10.71g (KM 170.2). Very fine but struck on a very poorly annealed planchet. £350-450


1137 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1240 Year 6, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, one flower under the chain, no reverse edge beading visible but some on the obverse, 10.69g (KM 170.2). Extremely fine but struck on a very poorly annealed planchet. £400-500

1138 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1241 Year 7, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, one flower under the chain, some edge beading visible on both sides, 10.72g (KM 170.2). Extremely fine. £400-500

1139 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1242 Year 8, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, upright fish below, one flower under the chain, no reverse edge beading visible but some on the obverse, struck on a slightly smaller planchet of 23mm rather than the usual 24mm, 10.68g (KM 170.2). Very fine but struck on a very poorly annealed planchet with numerous marks and lines. £350-450

1140 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow mint, mintname Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau Subah Awadh, AH 1243 ahd, first issue in the name of Sulaiman Jah, rev coat of arms consisting of crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, 10.73g (KM 190). A few marks and lines in the planchet, otherwise mint state and most appealing. £800-1000

1141 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1253 Year 10, mintname Subah Awadh Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau, obv four-line legend in name of the ruler, rev coat of arms with mintname and date around, the coat of arms on this issue has a downward pointing katar between the two fish, 10.60g (type not listed in KM, but the same design as the ½-Ashrafi KM 235). Very fine and very scarce. £500-800


1142

1143

1142 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname only partly visible, AH 1246 Year 4, 10.72g (KM 240, date combination not listed). Very fine, obverse a little dirty. £350-450 1143 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1256 Year 4, obv three-line legend in the ruler’s name, rev crown and single fish flanked by two people, 10.69g (KM 322.2, date combination not listed). Nicely centred reverse with all of the denticles showing and of an equal length, the obverse is a little off centre, otherwise extremely fine with one edge nick. £350-450

1144

1145

1144 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Subah Awadh Bait-al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1255 Year 3, obv three-line legend in the ruler’s name, rev crown and single fish flanked by two people, 10.73g (KM 322.1). Good extremely fine. £350-450 1145 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Mulk Awadh Bair-al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1257 Year 4, 10.58g (KM 322.2, date combination not listed). Extremely fine, flan a little wavy. £350-450

1146 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Gold Ashrafi, mintname Subah Awadh Dar al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1253 Year 1, the regnal year is between the figures on the reverse, above the single fish, and the figures are holding the crown higher, 10.70g (type not listed in KM). Extremely fine. £400-500 It is possible that KM has erroneously included this type under KM 322.1, but the mintname is different.

1147 † Awadh, Amjad ‘Ali, Gold ½-Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, AH 1260 Year 3, obv inscription of Amjad Ali Shah (1842-1847 AD), rev parasol above crown and fish, flanked by two swords, 5.10g (KM 340). Very fine, cleaned, probably ex-mount but rare. £500-700 ½-Ashrafis are much rarer than the Ashrafis, and very difficult to find.


1148

1149

1148 † Awadh, Amjad ‘Ali, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1258 ahd (Year 1), obv inscription of Amjad Ali Shah (1842-1847 AD), rev parasol above crown and fish, flanked by two swords, 10.71g (KM 342). Extremely fine. £300-400 1149 † Awadh, Amjad ‘Ali, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1262 Year 5, obv inscription of Amjad Ali Shah (1842-1847 AD), rev parasol above crown and fish, flanked by two swords, 10.71g (KM 342). Extremely fine. £300-400

1150

1151

1152

1150 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, mintname only partially visible but ending in …Lakhnau Akhtarnagar, AH 1269 Year 2 (“9” engraved retrograde as a “6”), struck from specially prepared ¼-Ashrafi dies, 2.67g (similar to KM 374). Extremely fine. £400-500 Coins in all three metals, gold, silver and copper, are known struck in AH 1269 from dies specially prepared for each denomination.

1151 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname off flan, AH 1267, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah (1847-1856 AD), rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 2.69g (KM 374). Extremely fine, some slight adhesion on both sides. £300-400 1152 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold ½-Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname only partly visible, AH 1267 Year 5, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah (1847-1856 AD), rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 5.36g (KM 376). Extremely fine, small area of red adhesion on the reverse. £350-450

1153 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1264 Year 2, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah, rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 10.72g (KM 378.1). Frosty mint state. £500-800

1154 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1265 Year 2, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah, rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 10.68g (KM 378.1). Lustrous, good extremely fine. £400-500


1155

1156

1155 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1265 Year 3, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah, rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 10.69g (KM 378.1). Extremely fine. £400-500 1156 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1266 Year 4, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah, rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 10.72g (KM 378.1). Extremely fine. £350-450

1157

1158

1157 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau, AH 1267 Year 4, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah, rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, 10.70g (KM 378.1). Extremely fine. £350-450 1158 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali Shah, Gold Ashrafi, struck at Lukhnow mintname Bait al-Saltana Lakhnau Mulk Awadh Akhtarnagar, AH 1272 Year 9, obv inscription of Wajid Ali Shah, rev parasol above crown flanked by mermaids holding flag, crossed swords below, design a little smaller on this coin so that an edge can be seen, one year type, 10.73g (KM 378.3). Extremely fine. £350-450

1159 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (6), Muhammadabad Banaras, in the names of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1168 Year 2, Year 5 (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1174/ahd, AH 1179 Year 6, Year 15, various mintmarks (KM 460.6, 36.2); Silver Rupees (11), Allahabad (2), AH 1211 Year 26, AH 1214 Year 26; Bareily, AH 121x Year 37 (KM 51.4); Kora (2), Year 20 (KM 96.2); Lukhnow (2), AH 1207 Year 26, AH 1214 Year 26 (KM 103.2); Najibabad (4), AH (119)4 Year 22, AH (119)6 Year 23, AH 1197 Year 24, Year 33 (KM -, 116.4); Copper Paisa, Bareily, Year 35(?) (KM 41). Mostly very fine. (18) £200-300 The KM listing of Najibabad varieties is by no means exhaustive.

1160 † Awadh, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 28mm, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras, Year 10, flag symbol in the letter sīn of jalūs (KM 37). About good very fine, couple of small areas of adhesions, very rare. £1500-2000


1161 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras, all year ahd (year 1), two with date AH 1174 visible, each with a different mintmark (KM 36.1). Very fine. (5) £120-150 one ex Goron collection Coins struck at Benares during the early years of Shah ‘Alam II show a great variety of different mintmarks.

1162 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras, AH 1175 Year 2, Year 2, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, all with the haft kishwar legend, the Year 2 coins having similar, though different size, mintmarks, and the Year 4, 5 and 6 coins with a mintmark that could be a form of chattra (KM 36.1, 36.4). Generally very fine. (5) £120-150 KM/SAC does not list Years 4, 5 and 6 for the haft kishwar legend.

1163 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras, AH 1176 Year 4, star mintmark, AH 1178 Year 6, four-petalled flower mintmark, shah ‘alam badshah legend (KM 36.2). First very attractive, toned, extremely fine, the second very fine. (2) £60-80

1164 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras, AH 1180 Year 8, AH 1185 Year 12, AH 118x Year 13, AH 1186 Year 14, Year 14, all with the trident mintmark (KM 36.5, 36.8). Very fine to good very fine, scarce. (5) £100-150 1165 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (4), the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras, AH 1187 Year 15, small seven-rayed star mintmark, AH 1189 Year 16, five-lobed leaf mintmark, both with the shah ‘alam badshah legend, Year 15, Year 17, both with the haft kishwar legend and the chattra-like mintmark (KM 36.7, 36.3, 36.4, Years 15 and 17 not listed for this variety). Very fine to about extremely fine, toned, scarce. (4) £120-150 Year 17 was the last year that the Nawab of Awadh struck Rupees in Benares, the mint being taken over by the British during that year. Later issues were struck at Lukhnow.

1166 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Muhammadabad Banaras, but struck at Lukhnow, Year 18, flag symbol, Year 19, chattra-like symbol (KM 103.1 where description is for a parasol mintmark but illustrates a coin with the flag mintmark (or 102.1, right mintmark, different RY), 103.3). Good very fine, toned, scarce. (2) £120-150 both ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’ Auction 25, 2001, lot 28 (part) The KM/SAC listing for this whole series is chaotic.


1167 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Muhammadabad Banaras, but struck at Lukhnow, Years 24, 25, 26, all with flag symbol and without Hijri date (KM 103.3). Good very fine to extremely fine. (3) £80-100

1168

1169

1170

1168 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Muhammadabad Banaras, but struck at Lukhnow, all with frozen regnal Year 26, AH 1204, AH 1206, AH 1207, AH 1209, AH 1210, AH 1211, AH 1212, AH 1214 (2), AH 1215 (KM 103.2). Very fine to good very fine. (10) £150-200 1169 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (9), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Muhammadabad Banaras, but struck at Lukhnow, all with frozen regnal Year 26, AH 1216, AH 1217, AH 1218, AH 1219, AH 1220, AH 1221, two varieties, AH 1222, AH 1224 (KM 103.2). Very fine to about extremely fine. (9) £150-200 1170 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (8), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Muhammadabad Banaras, but struck at Lukhnow, all with frozen regnal Year 26, AH 1225, AH 1227, AH 1228, AH 1229, AH 1231, AH 1232, AH 1233, AH 1234 (KM 103.2). Very fine to extremely fine. (8) £150-200

1171

1171

1172

1173

1171 † Awadh, Silver ¼-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1231 Year 26, Muhammadabad Banaras type, struck at Lukhnow, and a contemporary plated forgery of a ¼-Rupee, AH 1228 Year 26 (KM 101.2). First good very fine and rare, the second very fine with base metal showing through. (2) £150-200 1172 † Awadh, Silver ⅛-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras type, struck at Lukhnow, AH 119x Year 23, chattra mintmark (KM 100.1). Good very fine, toned and very rare. £150-200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 8 May , 2001, lot 32

1173 † Awadh, Silver ⅛-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muhammadabad Banaras type, struck at Lukhnow, Year 26, Hijra date off-flan (KM 100.2). Good very fine and rare. £100-150

1174 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (4), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Allahabad mint, ahd (Year 1) and AH 119x Year 18, pataka mintmark (KM 6.1, 6.2), Asafabad, AH (1)19x Year 19, vertical mace mintmark (KM 16.3), Asafnagar, AH 119x Year 19, flower and horizontal mace mintmarks (KM -). Very fine to about extremely fine, scarce. (4) £140-180 one ex Goron and Pitchfork collections. It can be very difficult to differentiate between the Rupees of Asafabad and Asafnagar because most Rupees of these mints ony show a small part of the mintname.


1175 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (4), the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Bareily, AH (1)203 Year 29, AH (120)6 Year 29, mintname Bareily Khittah, AH 1209 Year 31, AH 1209 Year 35 (KM 47.2, similar, 48.1, 49.2). Very fine to good very fine. (4) £100-150

1176

1177

1176 † Awadh, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Asafabad Bareily, AH 120(9) Year 35, crescent mintmark (KM 50.1). Good very fine, a little weakly struck in places, very scarce. £100-150 1177 † Awadh, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Asafabad Bareily, AH 1210 Year 35 (KM 50.1). Very fine, toned, very scarce. £100-150 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 58

1178

1179

1178 † Awadh, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Asafabad Bareily, AH 1210 Year 35 (KM 50.1). About very fine, toned, some adhesions, very scarce. £60-80 1179 † Awadh, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Asafabad Bareily, AH 1210 Year 35, swastika mintmark (KM 50.2). Very fine but rather porous in aspect, very scarce. £100-150 1180 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (7), Bareily Khittah, AH 1213 Year 37 (KM 51.3), AH 1213 Year 37, AH 1214 Year 37, AH 1215 Year 37, AH 121x Year 37 (KM 51.4), AH 1215 Year 37, AH 121x Year 37 (KM 5). Very fine to good very fine. (7) £100-150 1181 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (4), Bareily Khittah, AH 1216 Year 37, AH 121x Year 37 (KM 51.7), AH 1216 Year 37 (2), crescent mintmark (KM -). Very fine to about extremely fine. (4) £80-100 1182 † Awadh, Copper Paisas (2), Bareily, AH (12)15 Year 35, AH 1215 Year 3x (KM 41). Good fine to very fine, very scarce especially with full AH date visible. (2) £80-100 1183 † East India Company, Ceded Provinces, Silver Rupees (7), Bareily Khittah, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, similar to the coins in the previous lots issued under Awadh but with different mintmarks, AH 1216 Year 37, Persian letter for Husain Ali Khan (PS 8.9II; KM 52.2), AH 1216 Year 37, AH 1217 Year 37 (2), AH 1218 Year 37, AH 1219 Year 37 (2), AH 1220 Year 37, Persian letter wa “in compliment to the Honorable the Lieutenant Governor” (PS 8.11-8.14; KM 52.3). Very fine to about extremely fine. (8) £150-200 1184 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (5), Itawa, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 20, Year 21, AH 1194 Year 22, Year 23, Year 25 (KM 76.4). Very fine to good very fine, some toning. (5) £120-150


1185 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (4), Itawa, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Years 20, 29, 30, 33, various mintmarks (KM 76.3, 76.5, 76.6, 76.7). Very fine to good very fine, scarce. (4) £120-150 1186 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (3), Kora, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1189 Year 16, AH 1191 Year 18, AH (1)192 Year 20 (KM 96.1, 96.2); Rupee, Muradabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (1)191 Year 19 (KM 106.1); Rupees (2), Shahabad Qanauj, in the name of Muhammad Shah, AH 1155 Year 25, and in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 2 (KM 80, -). Very fine to about extremely fine. (6) £120-150 all ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 60

1187 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (7), Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (1)190 Year 17, AH (119)1 Year 19, AH (119)3 Year 20, AH (1)194 Year 21 (2), varieties, AH (119)5 Year 22, AH (11)96 Year 23, all with an upright fish mintmark and various other symbols (KM 116.1, other varieties not listed separately in KM/SAC). Very fine to about extremely fine. (7) £120-150

1188

1189

1188 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (7), Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 22, AH (11)95 Year 23, AH (11)96 Year 23, Year 24, AH (119)8 Year 25, Year 26, AH (119)9 Year 26, various symbols (KM 116.1, 116.3, 116.2). Very fine to about extremely fine. (7) £120-150 1189 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (8), Najibabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (119)3 Year 20, AH (120)5 Year 31, Year 33, AH (12)10 Year 36, AH (12)15 Year 42, AH (12)16 Year 43, AH (121)6 Year 43, Year 44, various symbols (KM 116.1, 116.12, 116.4, 116.5, 116.15). Very fine to good very fine. (8) £120-150 The two Year 43 Rupees have different symbols, the second being particularly interesting in as much as it has Persian letter e in the loop of the letter sin of jalus, and a word beginning alif lam to the left of the regnal year, as well as the usual Persian letter mim and fish symbol. Najibabad passed to the British in 1801 (AH 1216-1217). In his recent book, Dr Paul Stevens states that so far no archival evidence has been found to support the idea that the British continued to strike coin at the mint and that the mint may have ceased operation before the British administration started. The two Year 43 Rupees of typical Najibadad fabric indicate the mint was still operating in AH 1216. The Year 44 Rupee, on the other hand, is typical of another series with mintname Najibabad which are attributed to the mint of Jagadhri.

1190 † Awadh, Copper Paisas and ½-Paisas, Najibabad, various weights, all with fish symbol, AH 1187 Year 15, AH (11)89 Year 17, AH 1198 Year 25, Year 27, Year 38, AH (12)12 Year 40, AH (12)16 Year 43 (includes KM 112); Paisa, Kora, Year 20, 10.0g; Paisas (2), Lukhnow, AH 1203, AH 1232 Year 26 (KM -, 97); others Paisas (2), Almora and “kachha”, with lion motif. Fine to very fine. (14) £70-90 Some of the lighter-weight Najibabad coins were probably struck at one or more other mints in the area.

1191 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as Nawab, Silver Rupee, ¼-Rupee and Falus, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1234 Year 26, mintname Dar al-Imarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (KM 146, 144, 140 (2)). Generally very fine, the Falus particularly nice, the ¼-Rupee rare. (4) £140-180 the Falus ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001


1192

1193

1192 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar (as King, AH 1234-1243; 1819-1827 AD), Silver Rupee, in king’s own name, AH 1234 Year 5, mintname Dar al-Imarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (KM 165.1). Extremely fine, toned and very attractive. £70-90 1193 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver Rupee, in king’s own name, AH 1235 ahd (Year 1), mintname Dar al-Imarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (KM 165.1). Extremely fine, toned and very attractive. £70-90

1194 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver Rupees (3), in king’s own name, AH 1235 ahd (Year 1), mintname Dar al-Imarat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (KM 165.1). Very fine to good very fine. (3) £100-120 1195 † Awadh, Silver Rupees (4), Ghazi al-Din Haidar, AH 1235 ahd, AH 1235 Year 5 (KM 165.1, 165.2), Wajid ‘Ali Shah, AH 1263 ahd (2) (KMJ 365.1); Silver ¼-Rupees (4), Ghazi al-Din Haidar, Year 8 (KM 161), Nadir al-Din Haidar, AH 1244 Year 2 (KM 182), Muhammad ‘Ali AH 1257 (KM 312, date not listed), Wajid ‘Ali Shah, AH 1271 Year 9 (KM 361.2); Silver ⅛-Rupee, Amjad ‘Ali Shah, AH 1263 (KM 330, date not listed); 1/16-Rupee, Ghazi al-Din Haidar, AH 1235a hd (KM 157); and Copper Coins (3). The silver coins very fine to about extremely fine, the fractions scarce to very scarce. (13) £300-400

1196

1197

1196 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver Full-flan Rupee, AH 1236 Year 2, mintname Dar al-Saltanat Lakhnau Suba Awadh (KM 165.2). Extremely fine, toned, a very attractive specimen. £70-90 ex Weynton collection ex Gray collection

1197 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver Rupees (7), AH 1236 Year 2, AH 1237 Year 3, AH 1238 Year 4, AH 1239 Year 5, AH 1240 Year 6, AH 1241 Year 7, AH 1242 Year 8 (KM 165.2), Copper Falus (5), AH 1235 ahd, ahd, AH 1237 Year 3 (2), AH 123x Year 3 (KM 155). Rupees very fine to extremely fine, the coppers fine to very fine, one with some verdigris. (12) £150-200

1198 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver ½-Rupee, AH 123x Year 5 (KM 163). Extremely fine, toned, very scarce. £150-200


1199

1200

1200

1199 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver ½-Rupee, AH 12xx Year 8 (KM 163). Very fine, some toning, very scarce. £120-150 1200 † Awadh, Ghazi al-Din Haidar as King, Silver ¼-Rupees (2), Year 4, Year 5 (KM 161). Very fine and good very fine, scarce. (2) £120-150

1201 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar (AH 1243-1253; 1827-1837 AD), Silver Rupee, in the name of Sulayman Jah, AH 1243 ahd (Year 1), mintname Dar al-Saltanat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (KM 186). Good extremely fine and toned, a superb specimen with the whole legend and borders visible. £150-200 1202 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Sulayman Jah, AH 1243 ahd, AH 1244 Year 2 (KM 186), Copper Falus, AH (1)243 Year ahd (KM 175). Rupees about very fine to good very fine, the Falus about very fine. (4) £80-100

1203 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Silver Rupees (6), in his own name, AH 1246 Year 3, AH 1247 Year 4, AH 1247 Year 5, AH 1248 Year 5 (2), varieties of date position, AH 1249 Year 6, mintname Dar alSaltanat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (KM 205.1), Copper Falus (5), in his own name, AH 1245 Year 2, AH (12)45 Year 3, AH 124x Year 4, AH (12)48 Year 5, AH 1249 Year 6 (KM 195.1). Rupees about very fine to very fine, the Falus fine to very fine. (11) £100-120 1204 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Silver Rupees (8), in his own name, AH 1250 Year 7, AH 1251 Year 7 (2), AH 1251 Year 8, AH 1252 Year 8, AH 1252 Year 9, AH 1253 Year 9, AH 1253 Year 10, mintname Subah Awadh Dar al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 205.2). Very fine to extremely fine. (8) £120-150

1205

1206

1205 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Silver ¼-Rupee, AH 1247 Year 5, struck from special dies with nearly all the legends visible, mintname Dar al-Saltanat Lakhnau Subah Awadh (cf KM 201.1). Good very fine and rare, a delightful coin. £150-200 1206 † Awadh, Nasir al-Din Haidar, Silver ¼-Rupee, Year 6, struck from larger dies, so only a part of the legends visible (KM 201.1). Good very fine, one test mark, scarce. £80-100


1207 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali (AH 1253-1258; 1837-1842 AD), Silver Rupee, AH 1253 ahd, mintname Subah Awadh Dar al-Saltanat Lakhnau, one-year type (KM 316.3 and 315). Very fine with some toning, scarce. £80-100

1208 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Silver Rupees (4), AH 1254 ahd, AH 1254 Year 2 (2), AH 1255 Year 3, mintname Subah Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 316.1). Very fine to extremely fine. (4) £100-150

1209 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Silver Rupees (3), AH 1256 Year 4 (2), one with almost full borders visible, AH 1257 Year 5, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 316.2), Copper Falus (8), AH 1253 ahd, AH 12xx ahd, AH 1254 ahd, AH 1254 (2), AH 1254 Year 2, AH 1255 (2) (KM 305). Rupees very fine to extremely fine, the Falus very good to about very fine. (11) £80-100

1210

1211

1210 † Awadh, Muhammad ‘Ali, Silver ¼-Rupee, AH 1254 (KM 312). Good very fine, toned, very pleasing and rare. £100-150 1211 † Awadh, Amjad ‘Ali (AH 1258-1263; 1842-1847 AD), Silver Rupees (11), AH 1258 ahd, AH 1259 Year 1, AH 1259 Year 2, AH 1260 Year 2, AH 1260 Year 3, AH 1261 Year 3, AH 1261 Year 4, AH 1262 Year 4, AH 1262 Year 5 (2), AH 1263 Year 5, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 336). Mostly good very fine to extremely fine, an excellent group. (11) £250-300

1212 † Awadh, Amjad ‘Ali, Silver Rupee, AH 1258 ahd (KM 336), Copper Falus, ahd (Year 1) (KM 325), and a very unusual square copper coin on a thin planchet, 3.60g, dates off-flan (see ONS 154, p.22). Rupee extremely fine, superb and lightly toned, the Falus fine/good fine, the last coin good very fine and possbly the only one known. (3) £150-200


1214

1213

1213 † Awadh, Amjad ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee, AH 126x (KM 330). Good very fine, planchet flaw on the obverse, rare. £80-100 1214 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali (AH 1263-1272; 1847-1856 AD), Silver Rupee, 26mm, AH 1263 ahd, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 365.1). Choice good very fine, first issue of the reign and very attractive. £80-100

1215

1216

1215 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver Rupees (8), AH 1264 ahd, AH 1264 Year 2 (2), AH 1265 Year 3, AH 1266 Year 3 (2), AH 1266 Year 4, AH 1267 Year 4, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 365.1). Very fine to extremely fine. (8) £150-200 1216 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver Rupees (9), AH 1267 Year 5, AH 1268 Year 5 (2), AH 1269 Year 6, AH 1270 Year 7, AH 1270 Year 8 (2), AH 1271 Year 8, AH 1271 Year 9, mintname Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau Mulk Awadh Akhtarnagar (KM 365.3). Very fine to extremely fine. (9) £180-220

1217 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver Full-flan Rupees (3), AH 1269 Year 6, AH 1272 Year 9, AH 1272 Year 10, mintname Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau Mulk Awadh Akhtarnagar (KM 365.3). Generally choice extremely fine. (3) £180-220

1218

1219

1220

1218 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ½-Rupee, AH 1265 Year 2, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau (KM 363.1). Good very fine, rare. £250-300 1219 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ½-Rupee, AH 1271 Year 9, mintname Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau Mulk Awadh Akhtarnagar, only partly visible (KM 363.2). Very fine, rare. £250-300 1220 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ¼-Rupee, AH 126x, mintname off-flan (KM 361). Very fine and very scarce. £80-100


1221

1222

1223

1223

1221 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee, AH 1264 Year 1, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau, struck from special dies with the whole legend on this tiny coin (KM 357.1). Very fine, exquisite and rare. £100-150 1222 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee, AH 1265 Year 2, mintname Mulk Awadh Bait al-Saltanat Lakhnau, only partly visible, struck from special dies with much of the legend visible (KM 357.1). Very fine, rare. £80-100 1223 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee (2), AH 1268, AH 1269, mintname off-flan (KM 357.2). Very fine, one darkly toned, very scarce. (2) £120-150

1224

1224

1225

1225

1224 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee (2), AH 1268(?), AH 1271 Year 9, the latter struck from special dies with much of the legend visible (KM 357.2). Very fine and very scarce. (2) £120-150 The last digit of the first coin is oddly engraved, it looks more like an “8” than anything else.

1225 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee (2), AH 1271 Year 9, struck from special dies (KM 357.2), the other struck from larger dies, date off flan. Very fine, the second darkly toned, very scarce. (2) £100-120

1226 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Silver ⅛-Rupee (2), AH 1271 Year 9, 1/16-Rupee, AH 1270 Year 2 (sic) (KM 357.2, 355). Very fine, all struck from special dies, first two very scarce, third rare. (3) £180-220 1227 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Copper Falus (6), AH 1266, AH 1267, AH 1270 (3), AH 1272 (KM 351.2, 351.3); Falus Fractions, struck from special dies: ½-Falus, AH 1270 Year 8, ¼-Falus (4), AH 1270 Year 7, AH 1270 Year 8 (2), AH 1270 Year x, ⅛-Falus (2), AH 1270 Year 8, AH 1270 Year x (KM 345, 347, 349), with contemporary imitations of Awadh Falus (11). Fine to very fine, some scarce. (24) £100-150 In AH 1270 a series of dies was produced to fit not only the planchets of full Falus but also a series of fractional Falus, each fraction having dies made to size. Contemporary imitations of Awadh Falus are common and were made in various places, some well-known for producing imitations of various types of copper coinage, which were then exported to where they would have been accepted for circulation.

1228 † Awadh, Wajid ‘Ali, Copper Falus, 11.94g, AH 1267 Year 5, mintname Bait al-Saltanat, Lakhnau Mulka Awadh Akhtarnagar, struck on a machine-made planchet probably from Rupee dies. Very fine and unusual. £80-100 This may have been a mint trial for the possible introduction of machine-made coinage or to test the impression of a pair of Rupee dies.


1229 † Awadh, Brijis Qadr (AH 1273-1274; 1857-1858 AD), Silver Rupee and ½-Rupee, frozen dates AH 1229 Year 26 (KM 386, 384). Good very fine, the Rupee with a little discolouration, the ½-Rupee toned and rare. (2) £120-150 The easiest way to distinguish the Brijis Qadr issues from the original coins they imitate is the presence of the mintname Subah Awadh at the bottom of the reverse. Unfortunately, this is barely visible on the Rupee and not at all on the ½-Rupee. However, the style of the coins matches those of Brijis Qadr.

1230 † Bahawalpur, Sadiq Muhammad Khan (1907-1947 AD), Gold Ashrafi, struck in AH 1343 (= 1925 AD), only the “3” of the date struck up, obv Persian legend around bust of ruler, rev arms, 9.92g (KM Y11a). Prooflike, choice mint state, much nicer than how these coins usually appear. £1000-1500 Dies produced by Spink & Son.

1231

1232

1231 † Bahawalpur, Silver Rupee, 10.01g, Bahawalpur, AH 1254 (KM Y4.1), Rupee, 7.92g, Ahmadpur, AH 1254 (KM Y3.1), both struck during the reign of Muhammad Bahawal Khan II; Copper Paisas (10), AH 1301, AH 1302, AH 1312, AH 1313, AH 1315 (2), AH 1321 (KM Y2.1), AH 1326 (KM Y7.1), AH 1342, AH 1343 (KM Y8), ¼-Anna and ½-Pice (2), 1940/1359 (KM Y12, 13). Rupees good very fine, the Paisas very fine to good extremely fine, some with lustre. (15) £120-150 1232 † Bahawalpur, Silver Medallic Portrait Rupee, AH 1343, obv bust of Muhammad Bahawal Khan V facing left, rev arms of Bahawalpur (KM X M10). Good very fine, couple of slight edge knocks, scarce. £200-300 1233 † Bahawalpur, Silver machine-struck Rupee, 11.72g, AH 1343 (cf KM Y14), Copper Paisa, AH 1343 (KM Y9), and a striking in silver of the Paisa, AH 1343. Generally very fine, some toning on the Rupee, the Paisa scarce. (3) £80-100 The status of this Rupee type is uncertain, especially as the weight varies more than one would expect for a machine-struck Rupee issue. The status of the “Silver Paisa” is also uncertain.

1234 † Bahawalpur, Muhammad Bahawal Khan V, Proof Portrait ½-Pice, 1940 AD / AH 1359 (KM Y12). Brilliant Proof, rare. £100-200 1235 † Bajranggarh, Jai Singh (1797-1818 AD), Silver Rupees (5), in rather crude Nagari script, Years 12, 15, 18 (3); Copper Paisa, Year 1x (second digit not clear enough to read); Narwar, Silver Rupee in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1190 Year 19 (KM 16). Generally very fine to extremely fine, the copper fine but very scarce. (7) £150-200


1236 † Bangash Nawabs of Farrukhabad, Silver Rupees (2), Farrukhabad, in the name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, ahd (Year 1), AH 1166 Year 6 (KM 446.23), Silver Rupees (3), Ahmadnagar Farrukhabad in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1169 Year 2, AH 1170 Year 3, AH 1171 Year 4 (KM 12); Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (2), AH (12)07 Year 31, AH (121)3 Year 39 (KM 28). Very fine to good very fine. (7) £140-180

1237 † Bangash Nawabs of Farrukhabad, Silver Rupees (7), Ahmadnagar Farrukhabad in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1171 Year 4, and in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1175 Year 3, AH 1176 Year 4, AH 1188 Year 16, AH 1193 Year 20, Year 31, Year 39 (KM 12, 28). Very fine to about extremely fine. (7) £120-150

1238 † Bangash Nawabs of Farrukhabad, Silver Rupees (3), Ahmadnagar Farrukhabad in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1179 Year 7, AH 1206 Year 31, AH (12)16 Year 39. First extremely fine with superb tones, the others good very fine. (3) £100-120 1239 † Banswara, Silver Rupees (2), thick flan and thin flan, ½-, ¼- and ⅛-Rupees (KM 16, 23, 22, 21, 20), Copper Paisas (5), one appears to be a contemporary imitation (KM 8, 10 (2), 13). The silver good very fine to extremely fine, the Paisas fine to very fine, the Rupee fractions scarce. (10) £100-150

1240 † Baroda, Khande Rao (1856-1870 AD), Gold ¼-Mohur, no date, obv part of Persian legend in the name of the Commander of the Sovereign Band, rev upright sword and Nagari kha, 2.402g (Fr 1035A; KM -). Extremely fine. £250-350

1241 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III (1875-1943 AD), Gold Mohur, VS 1942 (= 1885 AD), obv crowned bust of ruler facing right, first bust design not reaching the edge of the coin, rev inscription, scimitar, date within wreath, one year type, 7.12g (KM YA-39). Good very fine or a little better. £400-500


1242 † Baroda, Gold Mohur, Sayaji Rao III, VS 1946/1889 AD, obv inscription around shorter bust of Sayagi Rao III, more ornate detailing on the shoulder, rev inscription curved (straight on the other pieces of this type), scimitar and date, the wreath is longer and fuller than the other pieces in the Fore collection of this type, one year type, 6.95g (not listed in KM with date or change of design). Mint state and very rare. £2000-3000 The engraving on the bust of this one year type is finer than on the regular series. There is no evidence to suggest that this coin is a pattern but the coin was clearly struck in very limited numbers.

1243

1244

1245

1243 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold Mohur, VS 1947 (= 1890 AD), obv inscription, turbaned bust facing right, rev inscription, straight scimitar, date within wreath, 7.14g (KM Y39). Good extremely fine. £400-600 1244 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold Mohur, VS 1952 (= 1895 AD), obv inscription, turbaned bust facing right, rev inscription, straight scimitar, date within wreath, 7.08g (KM Y39). Numerous light filing marks across the portrait and a number of long die breaks running horizontally across the reverse, otherwise extremely fine. £300-400 1245 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold Mohur, VS 1959 (= 1902 AD), obv inscription, turbaned bust facing right, rev inscription, straight scimitar, date within wreath, 6.34g (KM Y39). Choice mint state. £500-750

1246

1247

1248

1246 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold ⅓-Mohur, VS 1942 (= 1885 AD), obv portrait of Sayaji Rao III, 2.38g (KM YA38). Extremely fine. £300-400 In this initial portrait of the issued series, the ruler is looking slightly to his right, and has both shoulders in view. The portrait does not come all the way to the edge of the design and appears to have been used only in VS 1942.

1247 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold ⅓-Mohur, VS 1959 (= 1902 AD), obv turbaned bust of Sayaji Rao III to right, rev inscription, scimitar, date within wreath, 2.17g (KM Y38). Edge imperfections that are often found on the issued machine-struck coins of this state, otherwise mint state. £400-600 1248 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold ⅓-Mohur, VS 1952 (= 1895 AD), obv turbaned bust of Sayaji Rao III to right, rev inscription, scimitar, date within wreath, 2.39g (KM YA38). About extremely fine, heavily filed on the reverse. £300-500


1249 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold 1/6-Mohur, VS 1943 (= 1886 AD), obv portrait, die axis ↑↓, 1.18g (KM A37, wrong coin pictured in KM). About uncirculated, slight toning. £800-1200

1250

1251

1252

1250 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold 1/6-Mohur, VS 1952 (= 1895 AD), 1.14g (KM Y37, date not listed). Reverse has quite heavy file marks where they presumably attempted to bring the weight down to what it should be, good extremely fine. £500-800 1251 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold 1/6-Mohur, VS 1953 (= 1896 AD), obv turbaned bust of Sayaji Rao III, rev inscription, scimitar, date within wreath, 1.17g (KM Y37). Good extremely fine. £300-500 1252 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Gold 1/6-Mohur, VS 1959 (= 1902 AD), obv turbaned bust of Sayaji Rao III, rev inscription, scimitar, date within wreath, 1.06g (KM Y37). Some doubling on the slightly cruder bust, otherwise uncirculated. £400-600

1253 † Baroda, Pratap Singh (1938-1951 AD), Gold Mohur, VS 1995 (= 1939 AD), obv bust of ruler, rev inscription, slightly bent scimitar, date within a brand new wreath design, one year type, 6.10g (KM Y41). Extremely fine. £2000-3000

1254 † Baroda, Pratap Singh, Gold ⅓-Mohur, VS 1995 (= 1939 AD), obv bust facing right, rev inscription over scimitar, date, 3.93g (Fr 1042; KM Y40). Extremely fine. £2000-2500


1255

1256

1257

1255 † Baroda, Govind Rao, Silver Rupee, Year 22, with go to the left of the regnal year; Anand Rao, Rupees (5), AH 1224 Year 4, AH 1225, AH 1226 Year 6, AH 1234 Year 14, AH 123x Year 13 or 14 (KM C27), ½Rupee, Year 6 (KM C26); Sayaji Rao II, Rupees (3), AH 1238 Year 17, AH 1250 Year 30, AH 125x Year 38 (KM C38.1, 38.3), Rupee, Ahmadabad, ankus mintmark, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 4x, with gā (KM C19), Rupee and ½-Rupee, with rām, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, with gā, Year 11, and another without clear date (KM C28 var), ½-Rupee, date off-flan, gā with three vertical strokes (KM CA28). About very fine to good very fine. (16) £120-150 1256 † Baroda, Anand Rao (AH 1215-1235; 1800-1819 AD), Silver Rupees (3), Baroda mint, AH 1220(?) Year 1, AH 1232 Year 12, AH 1233 Year 13; Silver ½-Rupees (4), Baroda mint, AH 1228 Year 8 (2), Petlad mint, Year 4, Ahmadabad mint, AH 1232 or 3 (KM C27, 26, 13, A28). Very fine to good very fine. (7) £100-120 1257 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao II (AH 1235-1264; 1819-1847 AD), Fractional Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Abkar II, AH 12xx, upright sword to the left of the ruler’s initial, 1.92g (not in KM). Good very fine, rare. £250-300

1258

1260

1258 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao II, Silver Rupees (8), AH 1237 Year 17, Year 17, Year 18, Year 24, AH 1256 Year 36, Year 36, AH 1257 Year 37, AH 1260 Year 39; Silver ½-Rupees (2), AH 1237 Year 17, Year 40 (C 38.1, 38.2, 38.3, 37.1 unlisted date, 37.3); Ganpat Rao (AH 1264-1273; 1847-1856 AD), Silver Rupees (2), Year 49, Year 51 (KM C47, Year 49 not listed). Fine to very fine. (12) £120-150 1259 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao II, Copper Paisas (9), Amreli, AH 123x, AH (12)48(?), with elephant, AH 1253, AH (1)256, AH (1)257, AH 1262, and without date (3) (KM CA29.4 - plate coin, 29.1, 29.3 (2), 29.4, 29.6, 29.7, 29.8, 30.2 (2), inluding plate specimen); ½-Paisas (3) (cf KM C29.1, 29.6), Paisa, Baroda, Year 16 (KM C33.1). Fine to very fine, some scarce. (13) £80-100 1260 † Baroda, Khande Rao (AH 1273-1287; 1856-1870 AD), Silver Rupees (6), Year 52, Year 53, AH 1276 (2), AH 1280, AH 128x; Silver ½-Rupees (5), AH 1275, AH 1280, AH 1282, AH 1286, AH 128x (KM Y5, 12, 4, 11); Malhar Rao (AH 1287-1292; 1870-1875 AD), Silver Rupees (5), AH 1287, AH 1288 (2), AH 1290, AH 129x; Silver ½-Rupees (2), AH 1287, AH 1290 (KM Y21, 20). Mostly very fine. (18) £120-150

1261 † Baroda, Khande Rao, Milled Silver Rupees (2), AH 1287 (KM Y14.1, 14.2, described as Nazarana in KM). Both very fine and scarce. (2) £120-150 1262 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III (AH 1292-1357; VS 1932-1995; 1875-1938 AD), Silver Rupees (9), AH 1292, AH 1293 (2), AH 1295, AH 1297, AH 1298 (2), AH 1300, AH 1301; Silver ½-Rupees (3), AH 1292, AH 1292 or 3, AH 1302; Silver ⅛-Rupee (KM Y29, 28, 26); Milled Silver Rupee, VS 1955, Silver ½-Rupee, VS 1952, 4-Annas, VS 1951, and 2-Annas (2), 1949, 1952 (KM Y36a, 35a, 34a, 33, 33a). Fine to extremely fine. (18) £150-200


1263

1264

1263 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Milled Coinage, Copper 2-Paisa (23), VS 1940 (2), 1943 (2), 1944 (3), 1946, 1947 (4), 1948 (2), 1949 (7), 1950 (2) (KM Y32.1, 32.2, 32.2a); Copper Paisa (37), VS 1940 (2), 1941 (5), 1942, 1943, 1944 (2), 1945, 1946 (7), 1947 (4), 1948 (7), 1949 (5), 1950 (2) (Y 31.1, 31.2); Pai (10), 1944 (2), 1945 (3), 1946, 1948, 1950 (3) (KM Y30.1a, 30.2, 30.2a, 30.3). Very fine to good very fine. (70) £150-180 1264 † Baroda, Sayaji Rao III, Copper Paisa, VS 1948/7, Copper Paisa, VS 1949 (KM Y24, 24a), machine-struck Copper 2-Paisas (6), VS 1948, 1949 (4), 1950, Copper Paisas (3), VS 1948, 1949 (2) (KM Y32.2a, 31.2a). First two very fine, the others extremely fine to good extremely fine, all with varying amounts of original lustre. (11) £100-120 1265 † Baroda, Hand-struck Copper Paisas (22), various rulers, types and dates, Baroda mint (KM C21, 33.3, 33.4, 33.5, 33.7, 33.8, 33.9, Y7.7, 7.8, 15, 16); Copper 2-Paisa, AH 1285 (KM Y8); Copper Coins (19), Amrelia, various rulers, types and dates (including KM C29.1, 29.3, 29.4, 39.1, 39.2, YA1, 7.3, 7.5, 7.4, C23, C23b). Mostly fine to very fine. (42) £150-200

1266 † Baroda, Uniface Copper Trial Strike of the Reverse of a Rupee, 30mm, Year 4, presumably Muhammad Akbar II type, with ankus and gā (two vertical strokes), on the other side is a faint impression of the obverse of a Shah ‘Alam II Rupee. Good very fine, a little blotchy and very unusual. £100-200 1267 † Bela, Copper Fulus (2), Mir Khan Jam, one dated AH 1276 (KM C5); Chamba, Copper Paisa, Charhat Singh (KM 6); Kalat, Copper Falus (KM Y21); Rampur, Copper Paisa (KM 6.2), Copper ½-Paisas (2); Ratlam, Copper Coins (10), including Year 26 of Shah ‘Alam II (KM 20), VS 1927, VS 1928, 1885 (2), VS 1947 (3), and a restrike (KM 22.1, 22.2, 23, 24, 25). Mostly very fine, two of the Ratlam coins with lustre, some scarce. (17) £80-120

1268 † Bengal Nawabs, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1176 Year 4, Monghyr, 11.07g (see Stevens, Bengal Presidency, p.244). About extremely fine, slight toning and a couple of test mark on edge, extremely rare. £4000-6000 In his book, Dr Paul Stevens relates that the Nawab of Bengal, Mir Kasim Ali Khan, moved his capital from Murshidabad to Monghyr in 1761. However, a dispute with the British led to the latter sending an army to Monghyr where they captured the fort in October 1763. Extremely rare Mohurs and Rupees are known with mintname Monghyr and dated AH 1176 Year 4. No other coins are known from this mint. AH 1176 finished on 11 July 1763, ie a few months before the British occupation. Hence these coins must have been issued by the Nawab.


1269

1270

1269 † Bengal Nawabs, Gold ½-Mohur, 5.48g, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 30, mintname off-flan but probably Murshidabad in view of the style and the five-petalled flower mintmark (not in KM/ SAC and possibly unpublished). Extremely fine and rare. £400-600 1270 † Bengal Nawabs or East India Company, Bengal Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, 2.75g, probably in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 4, mintname off-flan but either Murshidabad or Kalkata. Extremely fine and very rare. £400-600 While the style of this and the following coin is without doubt that of Murshidabad or Kalkata, with the multi-rayed small sun mintmark typical of both mints at this time, it is not really possible to determine whether this is an issue of the Nawab of Bengal from his mint at Murshidabad or of the British at Calcutta. It is recorded that in October 1757 gold was sent to the Calcutta mint to be coined into Mohurs but, according to Dr Paul Stevens, there is no indication in the records of fractions being struck.

1271 † Bengal Nawabs or East India Company, Bengal Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, 2.74g, Year 4, probably in the name of ‘Alamgir II, mintname off-flan but either Murshidabad or Kalkata. Extremely fine and very rare. £400-600

1272 † Bengal Nawabs, Silver Rupees (4), in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Murshidabad mint, ahd (Year 1), AH (116)8 Year 2, Year 4, AH (117)3 Year 6; ¼-Rupee, Year 16, probably of Muhammad Shah, mintname offflan but probably Murshidabad (KM 460.15, 433.8(?)). Generally fine to about very fine. (5) £150-250

1273 † Bengal Nawabs, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, ‘Alinagar, AH (11)69 Year 3 (see Stevens pp.1-2; and ONS 160, p.23). Good very fine, toned and of the highest rarity, possibly the only known example. £4000-6000 In 1756, the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj al-Daula, who had succeeded his grandfather in April of that year attacked and captured Calcutta on 19 June. He renamed the city: ‘Alinagar and proceeded to strike coins with that mintname in the name of the Mughal emperor, ‘Alamgir II. This coin, is dated AH 1169, which ended on 25 September 1756 and thus must have been struck sometime between the capture of the city and that date. The British recaptured the city on 2 January 1757. It is not know whether this coin issue was actually struck in Calcutta or in the Nawab’s capital, Murshidabad, where the coin dies may well have been prepared in any case. Wherever it was actually struck, this coin is of great historical interest bearing witness as it does to a brief period during which occurred the infamous incident of the “Black Hole of Calcutta”.


1274 † Bengal Nawabs, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad, Year 4, in the name of Alamgir II (Pr 11; KM 5); ⅛-Rupee, Year 2, in the name of Alamgir II (PS 2.93, with a reference to a Noble Numismatics (Australia) auction in 1995); ⅛-Rupee, Year 6, probably in the name of Alamgir II (PS 2.98). Generally very fine. (3) £150-250

1275

1276

1275 † Bharatpur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (1806-1837 AD), AH 12xx Year 15, Braj Indrapur (Bharatpur) mint, katar and star mintmarks, 10.80g (KM 110). Good very fine, rare. £400-600 1276 † Bharatpur, Gold Mohur in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 28, type of Braj Indrapur (Bharatpur), katar and star mintmark on the reverse, 10.78g (KM 110). Good extremely fine and rare. £600-800

1277

1278

1277 † Bharatpur, Gold Mohur in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 42, type of Braj Indrapur (Bharatpur), katar and star mintmark on the reverse, 10.80g (KM 110, date not listed). Extremely fine though mount has been removed, rare. £400-600 1278 † Bharatpur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 43, type of Braj Indrapur (Bhartpur), katar and star mintmark on the reverse, 10.80g (KM 110, date not listed). Good very fine, probably ex-mount, rare. £400-600

1279

1280

1279 † Bharatpur, Gold Portrait Mohur, VS 1918/ 1862 AD, Braj Indrapur (Bharatpur), obv inscription, bust of Queen Victoria facing left, AD date below, rev inscription, katar, VS date, star, 10.80g (KM 170). Good very fine, one of the most sought-after gold coins of the Indian State series. £1500-2000 1280 † Bharatpur, Gold Mohur, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, struck at Dig (Mahindrapur), Year 4, 10.87g (KM 28). Choice extremely fine and very rare. £1000-1500 This appears to be the only recorded date for this type so far.

1281 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (12), Mustaquir al-Khilafa Akbarabad in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1176 Year 4, AH 1155 Year 5, Year 5, AH 1180 Year 7 (2), AH 1181 Year 8, AH 118x Year 8, AH 1182 Year 9, Year 9, AH 1182 Year 10, AH 1185 Year 13 (2) (KM 6). Good fine to good very fine. (12) £150-200


1282

1284

1282 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (2), Bharatpur mint in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1185 Year 14 (KM 16); Silver Rupees (5), Braj Indrapur mint in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 31, AH 1205 Year 33 (2), Year 33, AH 1218 Year 46 (KM 26). Very fine to extremely fine, first two scarce. (7) £150-200 1283 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupee, Bharatpur mint in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1185 Year 14 (KM 16); Silver Rupees (12), Braj Indrapur mint in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, including broad flans (5), AH 1227 Year 7, AH 123x Year 11, Year 12, AH 1233 Year 13 (2), AH 1235 Year 15, Year 15, AH 1236 Year 16, Year 19, Year 27, Year 31, Year 46 (KM 106, 106a). Very to extremely fine. (13) £200-250 1284 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (2), Mahindrapur, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1167 Year 4, AH 1172 Year 6; Silver Rupee, Mahindrapur, in the name of Shah Jahan III, ahd (KM 27, 29). Very fine to extremely fine with some toning, scarce to very scarce. (3) £140-180

1285 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (2), Mahindrapur, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 3, Year 4; Silver Rupee, Mahindrapur, in the name of Shah Jahan III, AH (11)73 ahd (KM 29). Very fine to good very fine, scarce to very scarce, especially with part of the date visible. (3) £140-180

1286

1287

1286 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (15), Mahindrapur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 114 (sic!) ahd, AH 1175 Year 2, AH 1177 Year 4, AH 1178 Year 5, AH 118x Year 9, AH 118x Year 10, AH 1185 Year 13, AH 1185 Year 14, AH 118x Year 15, AH 1189 Year 16, AH 1189 Year 17, Year 26, AH 1199 Year 27, AH 120x Year 29, Year 33 (KM 36, 46, 56, 66, 88). Very fine to about extremely fine. (15) £150-200 1287 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (8), Mahindrapur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, including AH 1177 Year 5, AH 1185 Year 14 (3), AH 1186 Year 14 (2), AH 118x Year 16 (KM 36, 56); Silver Rupees (2), Mahindrapur, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1232 Year 12, Year 47 (KM 126) Very fine to extremely fine. (10) £120-150

1288 † Bharatpur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 31mm, Braj Indrapur (Bharatpur), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1235 Year 15 (KM 107). Good very fine and very rare, an attractive specimen. £600-800 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 87


1289

1290

1289 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (4), Braj Indrapur, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 123x Year 11, AH 123x Year 15, AH 1236 Year 16, Year 27 (KM 116, 116a); Silver Rupees (3), Kumber, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1205 Year 33, AH 120x Year 34, Year 40 (KM 86); Silver Rupee, Ver, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 46 (KM 96); and Copper Coins (7). The Rupees very fine to good very fine, the copper coins in mixed condition. (15) £120-150 1290 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (5), Braj Indrapur, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (3), AH 1236 Year 16, AH 123x Year 18, in the name of Bahadur II (2), AH 127x/VS 1911 Year 17, AH 127x/VS 1913 Year 19 (KM 106a, 146). Very fine to good very fine, last two scarce. (5) £120-150 the two Bahadur Shah Rupees ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 88 (part) The two Rupees dated 1236 have the regnal year with the six re-engraved over a five, giving it the appearance of a nine. Hence the inclusion of 1236/19 in the KM listing.

1291 † Bharatpur, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Braj Indrapur, Year 19, probably in the name of Bahadur Shah (KM 143). About very fine and very rare. £80-100 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 88 (part) Fractions of Bharatpur Rupees are seldom seen. The present coin is too small to show the name of the Mughal ruler, but the symbol above the letter he of shah is the same as that seen on the coins in the name of Bahadur Shah II.

1292 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (5), Mahindrapur (Dig), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 123x Year 12, AH 1233 Year 13, broad-flan of 27mm, AH 12xx Year 15, Year 36, Year 47 (KM 126, 126a). Very fine to extremely fine. (5) £100-150 the Year 36 and Year 47 Rupees ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 82 The Year 15 coin is the KM plate coin.

1293 † Bharatpur, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, mintname Mahindrapur with sword and star mintmarks, attributed to the mint at Kumber, AH 1238 Year 16, AH 12xx Year 22, AH 12xx Year 29 (KM 116), Rupees (2), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, mintname Mahindrapur with star and Persian letter waw mintmarks, attributed to the mint at Ver, AH 122x Year 3, AH 12xx Year 28 (KM 136). Very fine to about extremely fine. (5) £100-150 three ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 82 (part) and lot 92 (part)


1294

1295

1294 † Bharatpur, Queen Victoria, Silver Nazarana Portrait Rupee, Braj Indrapur, 1858 AD / VS 1714 (KM 166.2, plate coin). Good very fine, toned, very attractive and very rare. £600-800 1295 † Bharatpur, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, Braj Indrapur, 1861 AD / VS 1917, normal strike (KM 166.2). Good very fine, scarce. £150-200

1296

1297

1296 † Bharatpur, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, Braj Indrapur, 1861 AD / VS date only partly visible, normal strike (KM 166.2). Very fine, scarce. £100-120 1297 † Bharatpur, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, Bharatpur, VS 1910, AD date off-flan (KM 157). Good very fine with nice light tone, very scarce. £150-200

1298

1299

1298 † Bharatpur, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, Bharatpur, VS 1910, AD date off-flan (KM 157). Good very fine with some tone, very scarce. £150-200 Similar to the coin in the previous lot but with the reverse struck to show more of the left-hand side of the die.

1299 † Bhonslas of Nagpur, Silver Rupees (5), with pseudo-mintnames “Surat” and “Katak” (KM 5, 16, 17, 18 (2)), Silver ⅛-Rupee (KM 12), and Copper Coins (2). The silver coins very fine to good very fine. (8) £70-90

1300

1301

1300 † Bhopal, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 118x/13, Year 35, Year 42, Year 44 (2) (KM C12), Silver Rupee, Year 33, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 29, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (KM 27, 26). Generally very fine, the ½-Rupee very scarce. (7) £100-120 1301 † Bhopal, Silver Rupees (7), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Bhopal, AH 119x Year 21, AH 1205 Year 33, Year 36, AH 1210 Year 39, Year 40, AH 121x Year 42, Year 42 (KM C12). Very fine to good very fine. (7) £80-100 The Year 21 Rupee has a sword and flywhisk as symbols whereas the later issues have a trident. KM does not distinguish between these. The Bhopal listings in the new SAC are chaotic, with Bhopal mint coins in the name of Muhammad Akbar II all being ascribed to Daulatgarh, which was the name given by Scindia to Rathgarh after he captured it.


1302 † Bhopal, Silver ½-Rupee and ¼-Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 18 (KM C25, C26). Extremely fine, toned and very scarce. (2) £80-100

1303 † Bhopal, Silver Nazarana Double Rupee, anonyous type, Kalima on both sides, struck in AH 1286, soon after the start of Shah Jahan Begam’s reign (KM C14). Good very fine and scarce. £400-600

1304 † Bhopal, Silver Rupees (9), AH 1280 Year 5, AH 1284 Year 8, AH 1289 Year 8, AH 1291 Year 8, AH 1293 Year 8, AH 1295 Year 11, AH 1297 Year 12, AH 1306 Year 17 (2), ½-Rupee, AH 1292 Year 8, ¼-Rupees (3), AH 1285 Year 8, AH 1302 Year 14, AH 13xx Year 16, ⅛-Rupee, AH 12xx Year 8, all struck during the reigns of Sikandar Begam and Shah Jahan Begam (KM Y10, Y14, Y9, Y8, Y12, Y11). Very fine to extremely fine, many toned. (14) £120-150 1305 † Bhopal, Copper Annas (8), AH 1276, AH 1286, AH 1287, AH 1302 (2), AH 1303, AH 1304, AH 1306, ½-Annas (5), AH 1289, AH 1302, AH 1303, AH 1305, one without clear date, ¼-Annas (9), AH 1269, AH 1299, AH (13)02, AH 1305, others (5) without clear dates, all struck during the reigns of Sikandar Begam and Shah Jahan Begam (KM Y3, Y6, Y18, Y5, Y17.1, Y1, Y4.2, Y16). Fine to very fine. (22) £120-150

1306

1307

1306 † Bikanir, Gaj Singh (1746-1786 AD), Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 116x ahd, fine style (KM 9). Extremely fine, toned and very scarce. £100-120 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 102 This is the first Rupee type of Bikanir, priced at US$500 in extremely fine in the new SAC.

1307 † Bikanir, Gaj Singh, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 2, fine style (KM 9). Very fine, shroff mark at top of the ‘2’, very scarce. £60-80 1308 † Bikanir, Gaj Singh, Silver Rupees (13), Years 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21(?), 27, 31 (KM 10). Very fine to good very fine. (13) £150-200 1309 † Bikanir, Surat Singh (1788-1828 AD), Silver Rupees (10), Year 27, AH 1205 Year 37, AH 1217 Year 41, AH (121)7 Year 41, AH 1217 Year 43 (2), AH 1217 Year 45, AH 1217 Year 47, AH 1229 Year 52 (2) (KM 17). Very fine to about extremely fine. (10) £120-150


1310 † Bikanir, Ratan Singh (1828-1851 AD), Gold ½-Mohur, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 31, symbols of Ratan Singh, 5.425g (KM -). About extremely fine and extremely rare. £1500-2000 ex Wiggins collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 8 May 2001, lot 104

311 †

Bikanir, Ratan Singh, Silver Rupees (3), AH 1229 Year 25, AH 1229 Year 31 (2) (KM 32); Sardar Singh (1851-1872 AD), Rupees (4), AH 1229 Year 18, AH (12)29 Year 18, AH 1229 Year 21, Year 21 (KM 37). Very fine to good very fine. (7) £80-100

1312 † Bikanir, Sardar Singh, Silver Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria, VS 1916 / (18)59 AD (KM 45); Dungar Singh (1872-1887 AD), Rupees (4), in the name of Queen Victoria (KM 54), Copper Coins (4). Mostly very fine. (9) £60-80

1313

1315

1313 † Bikanir, Dungar Singh, Silver Nazarana Rupee, fixed dates VS 1916, 1859 AD, struck from special dies on a normal-size flan. Very fine, very unusual and very rare. £400-600 ex Goron Collection ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 105

1314 † Bikanir, Dungar Singh, Silver ½-Rupee (KM 53). Very fine and rare.

£150-200

Genuine fractions of Bikanir Rupees are all very difficult to find.

1315 † Bikanir, Ganga Singh (1887-1942 AD), Commemorative Gold Mohur, VS 1994 (= 1937 AD), obv facing bust of maharaja and legend, rev Nagari legend and date with border of symbols, 8.50g (KM 75). Good extremely fine. £400-600

1316 † Bikanir, Gold Presentation Mohur, VS 1999/1942 AD, struck on the accession of Maharajah Sadul Singh in VS 1999 (= 1942 AD), obv five line Nagari legend which reads: Shri / Maharajadhiraj / Raj Rajeshwar Narendra / Shiromani Maharaja / Shri Sadul Sinhji / Bahadur, rev Raj Sri Bikanir in Nagari, seven royal symbols and date, 8.74g (Fr 1059). Mint state. £1000-1500


1317 † Bikanir, Ganga Singh, Commemorative Gold ½-Mohur for the 50th Anniversary of his reign, 1937, obv facing bust of maharaja, legend around, rev legend and date with border of symbols, 4.397g (KM 74). Extremely fine. £250-350

1318 † Bikanir, Ganga Singh, Proof Restrike Commemorative Gold ½-Mohur for the 50th Anniversary of his reign, 1937, obv facing bust of maharaja, legend around, rev legend and date with border of symbols, 4.37g (KM 74). Uncirculated proof, a few light hairlines but not lacquered. £400-600

1319

1320

1321

1319 † Bikanir, Ganga Singh, Silver ¼-Rupee, struck from special dies, fixed date VS 1916, actual date VS 1946 (KM 63, plate coin). Good very fine, toned and very rare. £250-300 1320 † Bikanir, Ganga Singh, Silver ¼-Rupee, struck from normal dies (KM 63). Very fine and rare.

£100-120

Forgeries of this fraction are known.

1321 † Bikanir, Silver Rupees (14), Gaj Singh (8), Year 9 (3), Year 10 (2), Year 13, Year 15, Year 27; Surat Singh (4), Year 37 (3), AH 1229 Year 52 (KM 17); Sardar Singh, VS 1916 (KM 45), Dungar Singh, VS 1916 (KM 54); and Copper Coins (2). Generally vostly very fine. (16) £140-180

1322 † Bikanir, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, 1892 (KM 72), Portrait ¼-Anna, 1895 (KM 71). First good extremely fine with some tone, the second good very fine. (2) £150-200

1323 † Bikanir, Queen Victoria, Silver Portrait Rupee, 1892; ¼-Anna, 1895; ½-Pice 1894 (KM 72, 71, 70). Rupee and ½-Pice good extremely fine, the ½-Pice with much original lustre, the ¼-Anna very fine. (3) £150-200


1324

1325

1324 † Bikanir, Ganga Singh, Silver Portrait Rupee, to mark the 50th Anniversary of his reign, VS 1994 (KM M1). Extremely fine. £50-80 1325 † Bikanir, Sadul Singh, Silver Coronation Medal, dated 13 February 1943, VS 1999, obv bust of ruler, rev monogram below chhatra, 32mm, ring and suspension loop. Good very fine, slight surface marking and some toning. £60-80

1326

1327

1326 † Bikanir, Sadul Singh, Silver Ceremonial Coronation Rupee or Medal, 11.76g, dated VS 1999, obv fiveline Nagari legend, rev Raj Sri Bikanir symbols and date. Extremely fine, presumably scarce. £100-120 1327 † Bikanir, Karni Singh, Silver Ceremonial Coronation Rupee or Medal, 12.89g, dated VS 2007, obv fiveline Nagari legend, rev Raj Sri Bikanir symbols and date. Extremely fine, presumably scarce. £100-120

1328

1329

1330

1328 † Bindraban, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muminabad mint, AH 1192 or 3 Year 20, obv Chhatra symbol, rev sword, 10.60g (KM 15). Very fine, ex-mount but rare. £300-400 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 343

1329 † Bindraban, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1192 Year 20 (KM -). Good very fine, toned and rare. £100-120 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 344 (part) According to Maheshwari and Wiggins, it is said that the mint of Brindaban was started by the Jats in 1778 (AH 1192/20). This coin would, thus, have been struck issued by the Jats as part of the first coins issued from this mint.

1330 † Bindraban, Silver Rupee, ½-Rupee (2) and ¼-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muminabad Brindaban, Year 44, sword and katar mintmarks (KM 10.5, 9a, 8a). About very fine to very fine, the ½Rupee very scarce. (3) £80-100 This somewhat debased Year 44 series of coins may have been issued by the Maharaja of Bharatpur from a private mint at Bindraban for the pilgrim market, but there is also some suggestion that, by this time, all the Bindraban Rupees were being struck at Bharatpur itself.


1331 † Bindraban, Silver ½-Rupee and ¼-Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muminabad Brindaban, Year 44, sword and katar mintmarks (KM 9a, 8a). About very fine to good very fine. (4) £120-150

1332

1333

1334

1332 † Bindraban, Silver ½-Rupee, AD 1867, obv portrait of Queen Victoria, possibly struck at a private mint operated by the Maharaja of Bharatpur at Bindraban (KM 17). Very fine, toned, Queen’s head rather flat and flat area on the reverse, rare. £200-300 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 109 (part) This Bindraban series of portrait coins was struck in somewhat debased metal compared to those struck at the regular Bharatpur mints. See also note to lot 1330.

1333 † Bindraban, Silver ¼-Rupee, AD 1858 or 9, obv portrait of Queen Victoria (KM 16). About very fine, rare. £150-200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 109 (part) The last digit of the date has the shape of a round blob, indicating a defect on the die as the rest of the nearby legend is satisfactorily struck up.

1334 † Bindraban, Silver ¼-Rupee, AD 186x (presumably 1867), obv portrait of Queen Victoria (KM 16). Very fine, rare. £150-200 1335 † Broach Nawabs, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, date off-flan (KM 35*); Broach under British Administration, Rupee and ½-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, date off-flan (KM C36, C A36); Nawabs of Surat, Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 32; Bundi, Rupees (2), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Years 12, 14 (KM C 30), Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria, VS 1953 (KM Y9); Orchha, Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (1)216 Year 46 (C 32). Very fine to good very fine. (8) £100-150 The listing in SAC for KM 35 includes dates of coins in the name of both ‘Alamgir II and Shah ‘Alam II; the illustration provided is a coin in the name of ‘Alamgir II!

1336

1338

1338

1336 † Bundi, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 32, 10.71g (KM C14). About very fine and rare. £500-700 ex Baldwin’s Auction 26, 9 May 2001, lot 1502

1337 † Bundi, Silver Rupees (15), in the name of Queen Victoria and Ram Singh, VS 1918/1861 AD, VS 1920, VS 1924/1867, VS 1925/1868, VS 1926/1869, VS 1928(?)/187x, VS 1929/1872, VS 1932/1875, VS 1933, VS 1934/1877, VS 1935/1878 (2), VS 1936, VS 1951/188x, VS 1942/1885; Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria and Ram Sin, 1870(?), date oddly engraved (KM 6, 5). Very fine to extremely fine. (16) £150-200 1338 † Bundi, Silver Broad-flan Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria and Ram Singh, VS 1931 / 1874 AD, probably a special striking (cf KM Y6); Silver Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria, VS 1958, obv depiction of local goddess (KM Y10). Very fine to good very fine and scarce. (2) £100-120


1339

1340

1339 † Bundi, Silver Rupees (15), in the name of Queen Victoria, VS 1943 (4), VS 1944 (2), VS 1946 (2), VS 1947, VS 1950 (3), VS 1953, VS 1954 (2) (KM Y9); Silver ½-Rupee, VS 1949 (KM Y8). Generally very fine. (16) £150-200 1340 † Bundi, Silver Rupees (8), in the name of Edward VII, obv depiction of local goddess, VS 1958 (3), VS 1959, VS 1960, VS 1961, VS 1962 (2); ¼-Rupee, VS 1958 (KM Y11, B11). Very fine to good very fine, the ¼-Rupee scarce. (9) £100-120 1341 † Bundi, Silver Rupees (14), in the name of Edward VII, VS 1963, VS 1964 (4), VS 1965, VS 1966 (7), VS 1969, obv katar; Silver ½-Rupees (2), VS 1963, VS 1966, Silver ¼-Rupee VS, 1966 (KM Y14, 13, 12). Generally very fine. (17) £120-160 1342 † Bundi, Silver Rupees (13), in the name of George V, VS 1979 (5), VS 1980 (4), VS 1981 (2), VS 1982 (2), Silver ½-Rupees (7), VS 1972 (2), VS 1980, VS 1981 (3), VS 1982, Silver ¼-Rupees (2), VS 1973, VS 1981 (KM Y18.2, 17.1, 17.2, 16.1, 16.2). Very fine to good very fine. (22) £120-160 1343 † Bundi, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of George V, VS 1985, VS 1915 / “1925” (KM Y18.2, 20); Copper Coins (20), various types and reigns. The silver coins very fine and very scarce dates, the copper coins fine to very fine. (22) £150-180 first and second ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001

1344

1345

1344 † Cambay, Copper Paisas (2), Copper ¼-Paisa (KM Y6, Y2); Cannanore, 1/5-Rupee, blundered date “1631” (KM 5); Chhota Udaipur, Copper 2-Paisa (3) (KM 15.2 (2), Y1), Copper 2-Paisa, Paisa and ½Paisa, SK 1948 (KM Y5, Y4, A4); Dungarpur, Copper Paisa, VS 1917 (KM 2); Copper Paisas (2), VS 2001 (KM 7, 8). Fine to very fine, some scarce to very scarce. (13) £120-150 1345 † Chhatarpur, Silver Rupees (22), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, various mintmarks, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8 (2), Year 11, Year 13, Year 15, Year 16, Year 17, Year 20 (2), Year 21 (2), Year 24 (3), Year 25 (3), Year 26, Year 35, Year “66” (for 22) (KM 19, 20, 21 etc). Very fine to good very fine. (22) £250-300 The KM listing is inadequate for this series. Those interested in the series are referred to Barry Tabor’s articles on the coinage of Panna in JONS 183 and 193.

1346 † Cooch Behar (SK 1477-1509; 1555-1587 AD), Silver Broad-flan Tankas (2), SK 1477, four lines of Bengali script on each side, including date, lines above lettering (KM 36). Both good very fine. (2) £100-120


1347 † Cooch Behar, Nara Narayan, Silver Broad-flan Tanka, SK 1477, four lines of Bengali script on each side, including date, no lines above lettering (KM 36). About extremely fine. £80-100

1348 † Cooch Behar, Nara Narayan, Silver ½-Tanka, SK 1477, four lines of Bengali script on each side including date, no lines above lettering (KM -); Later Silver ½-Rupees, Devendra Narayan and Darendra/ Harendra Narayan (KM 121, 141). Generally very fine, first rare. (3) £120-150

1349 † Cooch Behar, Nripendra Narayan (1863-1911 AD), CB 354 (1864), Silver Nazarana ½-Rupee (KM 180). About extremely fine, somewhat weakly struck as is usual for this issue, rare. £200-300

1350 † Cooch Behar, Rajendra Narayan (1911-1913 AD), CB 401 (1912), Gold Mohur, CB 402 (1912 AD), obv arms supported by lion and elephant, GRISH in small letters at the base, rev inscription and date 402, 8.62g (KM XM8; RB 76). A number of light marks including a streak in the flan at top of reverse, about extremely fine. £4000-6000 Grish was the name of the Calcutta gold and silversmith company that manufactured these coins.


1351 † Cooch Behar, Rajendra Narayan, Silver Nazarana ½-Rupee (KM 195). About extremely fine and rare. £200-300

1352 † Cooch Behar, Jitendra Narayan (1913-1922 AD), Gold Mohur, CB 404 (= 1914 AD), obv arms supported by lion and elephant, the lion and elephant have more detail and are more realistic looking than the coin in the previous lot, the centre of the shield is filled in with vertical lines, the flower is larger and covers more than just under the base of the shield, it seems that a more talented die engraver was used this time, rev inscription and date 404, 8.00g (KM XM10; RB 78). A number of light marks, otherwise mint state. £5000-8000

1353

1354

1353 † Cooch Behar, Jitendra Narayan (1913-1922 AD), Silver Nazarana ½-Rupee, CB 404 (1914 AD). About good very fine, edge a little knocked, toned. £120-150 1354 † Cooch Behar, Jagaddipendra Narayan (1922-1949 AD), Silver Nazarana ½-Rupee, CB 413 (1923 AD). Good extremely fine, rare. £200-300

1355 † Datia, Govind Singh (1907-1948 AD), Gold Nazarana ½-Mohur, c.1940, obv bust of Govind Singh threequarters right, rev arms of Datia, 5.785g (KM X#1). Handling marks resulting from use as a pocket piece, otherwise good very fine. £1000-1500

1356 † Datia, Silver Raja Shahi Rupees (3), AH 1178, “81811”, Year 6 (KM C27); Silver Gaja Shahi Rupees (4), AH 1214 Year 4x, AH (1)311 Year 19, “3123” Year 24, Year 46 (KM C38). Very fine to extremely fine. (7) £70-90


1357

1358

1359

1357 † Dewas Junior Branch, Queen Victoria, Portrait ¼-Anna, 1888 (KM 3); Dewas Senior Branch, Allote Paisa (K 10); Queen Victoria, Portrait ¼-Anna, 1888, 1/12-Anna (3), 1888 (KM 12, 11). Generally fine to very fine, KM 12 better, with some original lustre, scarce. (5) £80-120 1358 † Dewas Senior Branch, 1/12-Anna, 1888 (KM 11). Uncirculated with some mint red.

£150-200

1359 † Dewas, Vikrama Simha Rao (1937-1948 AD), Copper Paisa, VS 2001 / 1944 AD (KM 13). Rather weakly struck, otherwise extremely fine with some original lustre, very scarce. £150-200

1360

1361

1360 † Dhar, Copper Hanuman Paisas, 19th Century, one round, the other square; Anand Rao III, Copper Hanuman Paisas (2) (KM 6); Queen Victoria, Portrait coinage, ¼-Anna, 1887, ½-Pice, 1887, 1/12-Anna, 1887 (KM 13, 12, 11). First three very fine, the others extremely fine with lustre, very scarce thus. (7) £200-250 1361 † Dhar, Queen Victoria, Original Proof ¼-Anna, 1887 (KM 13). Extremely fine and toned with some original lustre, rare. £500-600

1362 † Dholpur, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH “128” year 17 (KM C12.2); Gwalior, Rupees (2), Gwalior Fort mint, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1229 Year 8, AH 1231 Year 10 (KM 62); Wanparti (Hyderabad feudatory state), ¼-Rupee, AH (12)35 (KM C78). First very fine, several shroff marks on the edge, the Gwalior Rupees about very fine, last good fine, first and last very scarce. (4) £80-100

1363 † Faridkot State, Gold Nazarana ⅔-Mohur, 1932, obv bust of LL Raja Sir Harindar Singh Brar Bans Bahadur (the last ruler of Faridkot) half left wearing elaborate turban (as on the 1941 5-Rupees), rev arms, FARIDKOT STATE above and date, 1932 below, 8.07g (KM -). Extremely fine and rare. £2500-3500 ex Spink auction 147, 4 October 2000


1364 † Faridkot State, Gold Nazarana ⅓-Mohur, 1941, obv bust facing left, 3.72g (KM XM3). About extremely fine. £2000-3000

1365 † Farrukhabad, Bangash Nawabs, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Ahmadnagar Farrukhabad, AH (1)211 Year 31, 10.71g (KM 34). Very fine, test marks on edge, very scarce. £500-700

1366 † Gohad, Broad-flan Gold Mohur, 25mm, struck ������������������������������������������������������������ by the local Jat ruler in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1188 Year 16, mintname Gohad, obv pistol symbol, 10.77g (not in KM but similar to Rupee type C5.1, different pistol design). Good very fine and very rare. £3000-4000 1367 † Gokulgarh, Silver Rupees (11), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)88 Year 16, AH 1192 Year 20, AH 1204 Year 32, AH (11)97 Year 25, AH 1207 Year 35 (3), AH 1209 Year 38, AH (12)10 Year 39, AH (121)7 Year 45, AH 1218 Year 4 (KM 620, 624), and a contemporary plated forgery, AH (1)218 Year 46; Panipat, Silver Rupees (3), AH (11)98 Year 25. Very fine to extremely fine. (16) £300-350 The fortress of Gokulgarh was situated close to the town of Rewari, some 50 miles south-west of Delhi. Originally under the control of the local Rajas it subsequently came under the control of various authories. Maheshwari and Wiggins suggested with some hesitation that Rupees struck from AH 1212/39 to 1218/46 might be considered Maratha issues. The Panipat issue has also in the past been described as a Maratha one but they were struck under Mughal authority.


1368

1369

1368 † Gwalior, Daulat Rao (1794-1827 AD), Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Shah, frozen date 113(0) Year 2, Lashkar mint with pseudo-mintname Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, 10.81g (KM 132). Extremely fine, scarce. £500-700 1369 † Gwalior, Gold Mohur, struck at Lashkar mint, in the name of Muhammad Shah, frozen date AH 1130 Year 2, and Nagari Shri for the regent Baija Rao, 10.80g (KM 126). Lustrous, extremely fine. £600-800

1370

1371

1372

1370 † Gwalior, Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Shah, frozen date AH 1130 Year 2, Nagari “je” for Jankoji Rao, similar to the coin in the previous lot but bow and arrow point downwards, 10.80g (KM 133). Good extremely fine, test mark on the edge. £500-800 1371 † Gwalior, Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Lashkar mint with pseudo-mintname Dar alKhilafa Shahjahanabad (partly visible), upright-pointing bow and arrow and Nagari letter combining ji and ja, 10.80g (type not illustrated in KM). Extremely fine, scarce. £500-700 1372 † Gwalior, Madho Rao (1886-1925 AD), Gold Mohur, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Lashkar mint, with partly visible pseudo-mintname Dar al-Khilafa Shahjahanabad, frozen date AH 113(0) Year 2, upright-pointing bow and arrow, Nagari mā, 10.84g (KM 160). Good extremely fine, rare. £600-800 This type of Madho Rao seems to be the rarest of these Gwalior Mohur issues that have appeared on the market in recent years.

1373 † Gwalior, Madho Rao, Gold ⅓-Mohur, VS1959 (= 1902 AD), obv bust of Madho Rao facing right, ornate border and lettering around, rev arms, ornate border and lettering, one year type, 3.43g (KM 175). Extremely fine, superb. £2000-2500 1374 † Gwalior, Bajranggarh, Ajit Singh (AD 1819-1857), Silver Rupees (12), Year 21 (4), Year 24 (5), Year 25, Year 26, one with year off-flan (KM 15, 16), Silver ¼-Rupee, date off flan (KM 13). Generally very fine, the ¼-Rupee very scarce. (13) £150-180 1375 † Gwalior, Basoda, Jankoji Rao, Silver Rupees (4), dates not complete, though one dated AH 1252 or 1254, one regnal Year 37(?) (KM 19.1); Narwar, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1230 Year 9, Year 9 (KM 190); Gwalior mint, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1168 Year 2, and in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1178 Year 6 (KM 460.28 under Mughals, 55). Very fine to extremely fine. (8) £150-200


1376 † Gwalior, Basoda, Jankoji Rao, Silver ½-Rupee and ¼-Rupee, Year 32 (KM B19, A19). Very fine to good very fine and very scarce. (2) £150-180 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001

1377

1378

1377 † Gwalior, Bhilsa, Silver Rupees (3), Daulat Rao, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 13, Year 15, Year 18 (KM 22); Jayaji Rao, Silver Rupees (3), ½-Rupee (KM 28, 25); Madho Rao, Silver Rupees (3), ¼-Rupee (KM 32, 30); Lashkar, Silver Rupee, no date (KM 119); Jankoji Rao, Silver Rupees (2) (KM 140); Silver Rupee, Year 27 type, uncertain mint (L&W 06, p.100). Generally very fine. (14) £120-150 1378 † Gwalior, Burhanpur, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1187 Year 13, AH 1204 Year 31, AH 1218 Year 4x (2), AH 1233 (KM 36, 38.1, 38.2), Copper Paisas (2), AH (12)60, AH 1275 (KM 45); Isagarh, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupee, no date (KM 88). Very fine to good very fine. (8) £100-120

1379

1380

1379 † Gwalior, Mahadji Rao, Silver Rupees (9), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Gwalior Fort mint, AH 1174 ahd, AH 1177 Year 4, AH 1178 Year 6, AH (11)80 Year 7, AH 1185 Year 13, AH 1197 Year 2x, AH 1200 Year 28, AH 1206 Year 34, AH 1207 Year 35 (KM 55, 57.1). Very fine to extremely fine. (9) £120-150 1380 † Gwalior, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (5), Gwalior Fort mint, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II (2), AH (12)12 Year 40, AH 1217 Year 40, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (3), AH 1227 Year 6, AH 1232 Year 11, AH 1234 Year 13 (KM 57.2, 62); Baija Bao, Silver Rupee, AH 1244 (KM 66); Jankoji Rao, Silver Rupees (2), Year 23, AH 1244 Year 23 (KM 72, 73); Jayaji Rao, Silver Rupee (KM 82). Very fine to good very fine. (9) £120-150

1381 † Gwalior, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Gwalior Fort, AH 1218 Year 46, mintmark is European-style straight sword with decorative hilt. Very fine and very scarce. £100-150 Gwalior Fort was occupied by the British from November 1802 to November 1804. This Rupee is dated AH 1218/46 of Shah Alam, like the specimen published by Barry Tabor in JONS 196 (p.32). The year 1218, ran from the end of July 1803 to April 1804. Only a small part of the mintname is visible on this coin but stylistically this issue, apart from the European-style sword, is very much like other Rupees of this period from Gwalior Fort mint. This type of sword, known only on Rupees of this particular date, could, therefore, well be a symbol of the British occupation.


1382

1389

1382 † Gwalior, Isagarh, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (2) (KM 87, 88); Jankoji Rao, Silver Rupee AH 122x Year 23 (KM 92); Jhansi, Jayaji Rao, Silver Rupees (2), AH (11)82 Year 5, AH 1282 (KM 113); Garhakota, Silver Rupee in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 55 (KM 53); Silver Rupees (2), uncertain mints, Year 2(3), Year 27, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 27 (see L&W pp.99-100). Generally very fine. (9) £150-200 Lingen & Wiggins thought the year 23 Rupees may have been struck at Isagarh during the reign of Jayaji Rao, and the year 27 coins at Bajranggarh but admit that such attributions are speculative.

1383 † Gwalior, Lashkar mint, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, (KM 119), Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Abkar II, Year 16 (KM 124); Baija Bai, Silver Rupee, Year 23 (KM 129), Jankoji Rao, Silver Rupees (4), ½-Rupee, ¼-Rupee, Year 23 series (KM 140, 141, 138, 136); Jayaji Rao, Silver Rupees (5), ½-Rupees (3), ¼-Rupees (3), ⅛-Rupee, 1/16-Rupee (KM 152, 150, 149, 148.1, 147); Madho Rao, Silver Rupee (KM 159). Very fine to good very fine. (24) £180-220 1384 † Gwalior, Narwar Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (3), AH 1230 Year 9, AH (1)230 Year 21 (2), ½-Rupee, AH (1)230 Year 21 (KM 190, 189); Rajod Hanuman, Copper Paisa (KM 196), “Seorha-type” Rupee, crude “sahib qiran” legend, cannon to right, hachet and hilted sword mintmarks (KM -); Sipri Rupees (4), AH 1120 Year 33, AH (11)06 Year 41, Year 44, Year 9 (KM 205, 208). Good fine to about extremely fine, some scarce to very scarce. (10) £180-220 For the “Seorha-type” coinage see the excellent article by Shailendra Bhandare in JONS 198, Making the most in troubled times: Jean-Baptiste Filose and his coinage. The present very scarce Rupee comes under Bhandare’s type 5 but is different from the two varieties described there as it has the obverse of the first variety and the reverse of the second variety. It is, in fact, the same variety as lot 148 in the Wiggins Collection (Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001).

1385 † Gwalior, Sheopur, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (11), AH 1228 Year 8, AH 1228 Year 11 (3), AH 1228 Year 13 (2), AH 1228 Year 15, AH 1228 Year 16, AH 122(8) Year 17, AH 1228 Year 18, AH 122x Year 27 (KM 201); Baija Bai, Silver Rupee, AH 1248 Year 2x (KM 202), Jayaji Rao, Silver Rupees (4), AH 1271 Year 1, AH 1274 Year 1 (2), AH 1276 Year 1 (KM 203); Silver Rupee, “113” type (KM 204). Mostly good fine to very fine, some scarce. (17) £250-300 1386 † Gwalior, Sheopur, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (5), AH 1228 Year 11, AH 1228 Year 13, AH 1228 Year 15 (2), AH 1228 Year 27 (KM 201); Copper Coins (12), various mints including Burhanpur, Ujjain. Fine to very fine or better. (17) £80-120 1387 † Gwalior, Ujjain, Mahadji Rao, Silver Rupees (15), AH 119x Year 19, AH 1193 Year 20 (2), AH 1194 Year 21, AH 1198 Year 24, AH 1199 Year 26, AH 1200 Year 27, AH 1200 Year 28, AH 1201 Year 29, AH 1202 Year 30, Year 30, AH 1202 Year 31, Year 32, AH 1206 Year 35, Year 36 (KM 218). Very fine to good very fine. (15) £150-200 1388 † Gwalior, Ujjain, Daulat Rao, Silver Rupees (5), Years 39, 41, 49, 59, 64 (KM 223, 224), Baija Bai, Silver Rupee, Year 72 (KM 227), Jankoji Rao, Silver Rupee, Year 78; Jayaji Rao, Silver Rupee, Year 4 (KM 238); Madho Rao, Silver Rupees (6), AH 1310 Year 34 (2), AH 1311 Year 35 (2), AH 1312 Year 36, AH 1313 Year 37 (KM 245), Silver ½-Rupees (3), AH 1310 Year 34, AH 1311 Year 35, AH 1313 Year 3x, ¼-Rupees (2), AH 1310 Year 34, AH 1311 Year 35, ⅛-Rupees (4), AH 1310, AH 1311, AH 1312, AH 1313 (KM 240, 241, 242), Silver ½-Rupee, Year 34, ¼-Rupee, Year 37, ¼-Rupee, date off flan. Very fine to extremely fine. (26) £200-250 1389 † Gwalior, Ujjain, Silver Rupees (12), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1193 Year 20, AH 1198 Year 24, AH 1199, AH 119x Year 24 (2), AH 1201 Year 27, AH 12xx Year 27, AH 120x Year 29, AH 12xx Year 30, Year 39, Year 59, and date off flan (KM 218, 223, 224). Very fine to good very fine. (12) £80-120 1390 † Gwalior, Copper Coins (39), various mints and types (includes KM 48, 59, 64, 98, 99, 130, 131, 143, 144, 145, 164, 169, 220, 221, 222, 231, 232, 233). Mostly fine to very fine. (39) £140-180


1391

1392

1391 † Gwalior, machine-struck Copper Coins (14), Madho Rao, ½-Pice (2), VS 1956, VS 1958 (KM 164), ¼-Anna (3), VS 1970 (2), VS 1974 (KM 170, 171, 172); Jivaji Rao, ¼-Anna (9), VS 1986 (5), VS 1999 (4) (KM 176.1, 176.2, 177, 178.1, 178.2, 179 (2), one brass, another, much scarcer, in copper). Extremely fine or better, all with lustre. (14) £80-120 1392 † Gwalior, Madho Rao, Milled Sunface ¼-Anna, VS 1944 (KM 165). Good fine, rare.

1393

1394

£150-200

1395

1393 † Gwalior, Madho Rao, Milled Sunface ¼-Anna, VS 1944, sixteen-point star (KM 168). Extremely fine with some lustre, very scarce. £200-300 1394 † Gwalior, ¼-Anna, VS 1946, obv wreath meets at 12 o’clock, sun face has a large nose, die axis ↑↓ (KM 168.1). Very fine. £100-150 1395 † Gwalior, ¼-Anna, VS 1946, obv wreath does not meet at the top, top leaves are 5mm apart, die axis ↑↑ (KM 168.2). Extremely fine with some dark reverse toning. £150-200

1396 † Hyderabad, Sikandar Jah (AH 1218-1244; 1803-1829 AD), Gold Mohur, possibly a Nazarana, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1237 Year 16, 11.15g (KM C60). Extremely fine, a very attractive coin with full legend, rare. £700-900 The “6” of the regnal year has been engraved over an earlier digit and a trio of dots added next to it.

1397 † Hyderabad, Sikandar Jah, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 26mm, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1236 Year 15 (KM 48a). Good very fine, a little toned, rare. £300-400 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 164


1398 † Hyderabad, Sikandar Jah, Silver Broad-flan Nazarana Rupee, 31mm, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1237 Year 16 (KM 48a). Extremely fine, toned, a superb specimen. £500-600 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 165

1399 † Hyderabad, Sikandar Jah, Silver Rupee, AH 1244/25 (KM 48.1); Nasir al-Daula, Silver Rupee, AH 1251 (KM 66.3), Silver ¼-Rupee, AH xxx8 (KM 46 or 64.3), Silver Rupee, Year 18 (KM 79), Silver ½-Rupee, AH 1273 Year 18 (KM 78); Silver Rupees (2), Aurangabad, AH (12)54 Year 2 (KM 66.2); Afzal al-Daula, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1274 Year 18, AH 1275 Year 18 (KM 91), Silver Rupees (13), AH 1275 Year 2, AH 1276 Year 3, AH 1278 Year 5, AH 1279 Year 6, AH 1280 Year 7, AH 1281 Year 7, AH 1281 Year 8 (3), AH 1283 Year 10, AH 1283, AH 1284, AH 1285 Year 12 (KM Y6), ½-Rupees (2), AH 1286, and unclear date (KM Y5); Mir Mahbud ‘Ali Khan, Silver ¼-Rupees (2), AH 1288, AH 1290 (KM Y15), ⅛-Rupees (9), AH 1299, AH 1300, AH 1301, AH 1304 (2), AH 1307, AH 1308, AH 1316, AH 1317 (KM Y14), 1/16-Rupees (4), AH 1299, AH 1300, AH 1312 Year 29, AH 1314 (KM Y13). Mostly very fine to extremely fine. (39) £250-300

1400

1401

1400 † Hyderabad, Nasir-ad-Daula (AH 1244-1273; 1829-1857 AD), Gold Mohur, AH 1264 Year 9, in the name of Bahadur Shah, obv Persian “n” for Nasir, 11.17g (KM C84). Extremely fine. £300-400 1401 † Hyderabad, Nasir-ad-Daula, Gold Mohur, AH 1267 Year 12, in the name of Bahadur Shah, obv Persian “n” for Nasir, 11.17g (KM C84). Mint state. £400-600

1402

1404

1402 † Hyderabad, Nasir-ad-Daula, Gold Mohur, AH 1269 Year 13, in the name of Bahadur Shah, obv Persian “n” for Nasir, 11.15g (KM C84). About extremely fine. £300-400 1403 † Hyderabad, Silver Rupees (2), Daulatabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 119x Year 22, AH 1198 Year 25 (KM 18); Nasir al-Daula, Silver Rupee, Hyderabad, AH 1251 (KM 66.3); Afzal al-Daula, Silver Rupees (6), AH 1274 Year 18 (KM 91), AH 1276, AH 1277 Year 4, AH 1279 Year 6, AH 1280 Year 7, AH 1281 Year 8 (KM Y6); Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Silver Rupees (8), AH 1286, AH 1287, AH 1294 (2), AH 1295, AH 1299 Year 15, AH 1300 Year 16, AH 1300 (KM Y17). Mostly good fine to good very fine. (17) £150-200 1404 † Hyderabad, Afzal ad-Daula (AH 1273-1285; 1857-1869 AD), Gold Mohur, AH 1279 Year 6, obv inscription in the name of Asaf Jah, Nizam al-Mulk, rev inscription, 11.14g (KM 11). About extremely fine, one shroff mark. £300-400


1405

1406

1405 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan II (AH 1285-1329; 1869-1911 AD), Gold Ashrafi, AH 1286, obv inscription in the name of Asaf Jah, rev inscription, 11.10g (KM Y22). Extremely fine, shroff mark. £300-400 This piece is interesting due to the fact that the reverse strike was so far off-centre that the full design of the lower third of the coin can now be seen.

1406 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan II, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1303 Year 19, obv inscription in the name of Asaf Jah, rev inscription, 11.12g (KM Y22). Mint state, no shroff mark. £500-700

1407

1408

1407 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan II, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1313 Year 29, obv inscription in the name of Asaf Jah, rev inscription, 11.10g (KM Y22). Extremely fine, one shroff mark. £300-400 1408 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan II, Milled Gold Ashrafi, AH 1311 Year 27, obv inscription, rev inscription in the name of Asaf Jah, Nizim al-Mulk, 11.06g (KM Y33). Good extremely fine. £700-900 One of the most beautiful designs of the entire Indian series. These look like they were produced as presentation items and not to be circulated.

1409

1410

1409 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1329 Year 44, obv Char Minar, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, two year type, 11.17g (KM Y44.2). About uncirculated. £350-450 1410 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1288(?), only see the tops of the digits visible, inscriptions both sides, 5.61g (KM Y21). Extremely fine, one shroff mark which is frequently seen on the Hyderabad coinage. £100-150

1411

1412

1411 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1307, inscriptions both sides, 5.50g (KM Y21). About extremely fine, shroff mark. £100-150 1412 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1310, inscriptions both sides, 5.58g (KM Y21). Mint state, shroff mark. £120-180


1413 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ½-Ashrafi (2), AH 1318, AH 1321, inscriptions both sides, 5.59g and 5.59g (KM Y21). Both extremely fine with shroff mark. (2) £200-300

1414 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1325 Year 41, obv inscription, Char Minar, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, two year type, 5.58g (KM Y43.1). Mint state, one small edge bump. £200-300

1415

1416

1417

1415 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1301, inscriptions both sides, 2.72g (KM Y20). Extremely fine. £100-150 1416 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1309, inscriptions both sides, 2.76g (KM Y20). Extremely fine. £100-150 1417 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1310, inscriptions both sides, 2.77g (KM Y20). Extremely fine. £100-150

1418

1419

1420 1418 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1319, inscriptions both sides, 2.80g (KM Y20). Good extremely fine. £100-150 1419 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1325 Year 41, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.79g (KM Y42). Extremely fine. £100-150 1420 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ⅛-Ashrafi, AH 1307, inscriptions both sides, 1.36g (KM Y19). Extremely fine. £100-150

1421

1422

1423

1421 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ⅛-Ashrafi, AH 1309, inscriptions both sides, 1.41g (KM Y19). Extremely fine. £100-150 1422 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ⅛-Ashrafi, AH 1319, inscriptions both sides, 1.42g (KM Y19). Good extremely fine. £100-150 1423 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold ⅛-Ashrafi, AH 1320, inscriptions both sides, 1.40g (KM Y19). Good extremely fine. £100-150


1424

1425

1424 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold 1/16-Ashrafi, AH 1314, inscriptions both sides, 0.70g (KM Y18). Mint state. £80-100 1425 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II, Gold 1/16-Ashrafi, AH 1321, inscriptions both sides, 0.67g (KM Y18). Mint state. £80-100 1426 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, Silver Rupees (10), Year 11, AH 1300 (2), AH 1302 Year 18, AH 1308 (2), AH 1309 Year 25, AH 1309, AH 1310 (2) (KM Y17), ½-Rupees (6), Year 9, AH 1294, AH 1302, AH 1306, AH 1307 (2) (KM Y16), ¼-Rupees (10), AH 1299, AH 1306 (3), AH 1307 (3), dates partly off flan (3) (KM Y15), ⅛-Rupees (3), AH 1317, others (2) (KM Y14). Very fine to extremely fine. (29) £120-150

1427

1428

1427 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Silver Rupee, AH 1317 (K Y17). Brilliant extremely fine, a couple of small shroff marks. £50-70 1428 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Copper Trial Strike of the Pattern Rupee, AH 1307 Year 22 (cf KM Pn2 for the pattern in silver). Good very fine and very rare. £500-600

1429 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Pattern Copper ½-Aanna, 27mm, AH 1316 Year 32, appears to have been overstruck on a previous uniface pattern or trial striking with traces of lettering from the undertype on the reverse (KM -). Good very fine with slight surface scuffing, not listed in KM, very rare. £500-600

1430

1431

1430 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Pattern Copper 2-Pai, 19mm, AH 1312 Year 29 (KM Pn8). Extremely fine with much original lustre, some surface marks on the reverse, very rare. £500-600 1431 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, Pattern Copper 2-Pai, 19mm, AH 1312 year 29 (KM Pn8). Extremely fine with some original lustre, very rare. £500-600 1432 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, first milled coinage, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1312 Year 28, AH 1318 Year 34, 4-Annas (2), AH 1318 Year 34, AH 1318 Year 35, 2-Annas, AH 1318 Year 35. Very fine to extremely fine. (5) £120-150


1433 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, first milled coinage, Copper 2-Annas, AH 1318 Year 35. Superb, practically uncirculated with some irridescent toning. £60-80 1434 † Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan, second milled coinage, Silver Rupees (4), AH 1321 Year 38, AH 1326 Year 41 (2), AH 1329 Year 44, 4-Annas, AH 1323 Year 39, 2-Annas, AH 1323 Year 29, ½-Anna, AH 1324 Year 40, Pai, AH 1327 Year 42 (KM Y40.1, 40.2, 38.1, 37, 36, 34); Mir ‘Usman ‘Ali Khan, first series, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1330 Year 1, AH 1332 Year 3, 8-Annas, AH 1342 Year 13, 4-Annas (2), AH 1348 Year 19, AH 1354 Year 25, 2-Annas, AH 1355 Year 28, Anna (3), AH 1338, AH 1356, AH 1358, ½-Anna, AH 1332 Year 3, Pais (2), AH 1344, AH 1353 (KM 53, 53a, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 45), second series, Rupees (2), AH 1361 Year 32 (2), 8-Annas, AH 1363 Year 34, 4-Annas (4), AH 1362 Year 33 (2), AH 1366 Year 37 (2), 2-Annas, AH 1362 Year 33, Annas (2), AH 1366, 2-Pais (2), AH 1366, AH 1368 (KM 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58). Very fine to good extremely fine, many of the copper coins with lustre. (35) £150-180

1435 † Uniface Copper Trial Striking for the second milled coinage, depicting the Char Minar within a decorative border, 30mm (KM TS1). Very fine and very rare. £400-500

1436 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan (AH 1329-1367; 1911-1948 AD), Gold Ashrafi, AH 1330 Year 1, obv Char Minar, short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, two year type, 11.155g (KM 57). Good extremely fine. £350-450

1437

1438

1437 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1331 Year 3, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.27g (KM Y57a). Good extremely fine. £350-450 1438 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1333 Year 4, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.22g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600


1439

1440

1439 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1337 Year 8, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.82g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600 1440 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1338 Year 9, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.18g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600

1441

1442

1441 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1341 Year 12, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.16g (KM Y57a, date not listed). Good extremely fine. £350-450 1442 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1343 Year 14, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.16g (KM Y57a, date not listed). Mint state. £400-600

1443

1444

1443 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1344 Year 15, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.21g (KM Y57a). Good extremely fine. £350-450 1444 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1348 Year 19, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.14g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600

1445 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1349 Year 20, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.23g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600


1446

1447

1446 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1352 Year 22(?), obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.17g (KM Y57a, date not listed). About uncirculated. £400-600 The RY 22 date is fairly certain, but it also fits RY23. The numbers are so small it is difficult to be certain.

1447 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1354 Year 25, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.18g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600

1448

1449

1448 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1360 Year 31, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.18g (KM Y57a). Mint state. £400-600 1449 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold Ashrafi, AH 1367 Year 38, obv Char Minar, full short Ain in doorway, signature variety type II between minarets, rev inscription encircled by ornate arabesque, 11.17g (as KM Y57a, date unlisted). Mint state. £500-800 This was the last year for Mir Usman Ali Khan and, if this coin is any indicator, not many coins were struck. The coin is semiprooflike and therefore an early strike.

1450

1451

1450 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1337 Year 8, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, first year of type, 5.54g (KM Y56.2). Good extremely fine. £200-300 1451 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1340 Year 11, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.54g (KM Y56.2, unlisted date). Mint state. £300-400

1452 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1342 Year 14, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.46g (KM Y56.2, unlisted date). Extremely fine. £200-300


1453

1454

1453 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1345 Year 16, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.60g (KM Y56.2). About uncirculated. £250-350 1454 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1349 Year 20, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.58g (KM Y56.2). About uncirculated. £250-350

1455

1456

1455 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1354 Year 25, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.57g (KM Y56.2). Extremely fine. £200-300 1456 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1361 Year 32, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.58g (KM Y56.2b, unlisted date). Mint state. £300-400

1457

1458

1459

1457 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1366 Year 38, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.59g (KM Y56.2, unlisted RY for this date). Good extremely fine. £200-300 Perhaps a mule, using up the obverse die from the previous year.

1458 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1367 Year 38, obv inscription, Char Minar, full Ain in doorway, signature variety type 1 between minarets, rev Persian inscription in centre, encircled by arabesque, 5.62g (KM Y56.2, last year of type in KM). About uncirculated. £250-350 1459 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ½-Ashrafi, AH 1368 Year 39, 5.59g (date not listed in KM, see KM Y67 for an Ashrafi of this date in the “milled series” as a one year type). Good extremely fine. £200-300

1460 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi (2), AH 1340 Year 11, AH 1337 Year 8, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.80g and 2.80g (KM Y55). Both extremely fine, first ex-mount. (2) £150-250


1461

1462

1463

1461 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1357 Year 28, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.74g (KM Y55). Extremely fine. £100-150 1462 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1364 Year 36, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.78g (KM Y55). Mint state. £150-200 1463 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1366 Year 37, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.83g (KM Y55). Mint state. £150-200

1464

1465

1466

1464 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1367 Year 38, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.75g (KM Y55). Mint state. £150-200 1465 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ¼-Ashrafi, AH 1368 Year 39, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 2.78g (KM Y55). Mint state. £150-200 1466 † Hyderabad, Mir Usman Ali Khan, Gold ⅛-Ashrafi, AH 1366 Year 38, obv the Char Minar, rev Persian legend, encircled by arabesque, 1.40g (KM Y54.2). Extremely fine. £80-100

1467

1470

1467 † Hyderabad, Mir ‘Usman ‘Ali Khan, Copper Trial Striking or Pattern 2-Annas, AH 1362 Year 33 (KM Pn13). Very fine and very rare. £300-400 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 170, part

1468 † Hyderabad Feudatory States, Gadwal, Silver Rupees (2), one with full mintname visible (KM C20); Narayanpett, Silver Rupees (7), AH 1186 (2), AH 1187, AH 1245, AH 1252 (3), ¼-Rupee, AH 1252 (KM C40, 38); Wanparti, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1235 Year 14 (C 80); Copper Coins (7), including Elichpur and Shorapur (KM C10, 15, 86). The silver coins very fine, the coppers fine to very fine. (19) £120-150 1469 † Indore, Silver Rupees (6), Chandor, Year 12, Year 1x, AH 1196 Year 23, Year 24, date off flan (2) (KM 3.1, 3.2); Silver Rupees (4), Maheshwar, AH 1190 Year 18, AH 1191 Year 21, AH 1193, AH 1198 (KM 58.1). Very fine to about extremely fine. (10) £120-150 some ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 180, part

1470 † Indore, Silver ½-Rupee, Maheshwar, AH 1181 Year 11 (KM 57.1). About extremely fine and rare.

£100-150

ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 180, part

1471 † Indore, Silver Rupees (20), Maheshwar, AH 1202 Year 29, AH 1202 (2), AH 1203 Year 31, AH 1203 (3), AH 1205/(2), AH (12)07, AH 1208 Year 35, AH 1208, AH 1216 (3), AH 1218 Year 46 (3), AH 1218 (2) (KM 58.2). Very fine to extremely fine. (20) £250-300


1472 † Indore, Silver ¼-Rupee, Maheshwar, AH 1205 (KM 56.2). Good very fine and very scarce.

£60-80

ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 180, part

1473 † Indore, Silver Rupee, of ‘Alamgir II, Mulharnagar, Year 3 (KM -), Silver Rupees (6), Mulharnagar, AH 1185 Year 15, AH 1257 Year 87, AH 1266 Year 96, AH (12)67, AH (12)80, AH xxx8 (KM 76), ½-Rupees (12), AH 1234, AH 1244, AH (12)45, AH 1248, AH 1269, AH 1273, AH 1274, AH 1275, AH (1)277, AH 1280, AH 1285, AH (12)95 (KM 73), ¼-Rupees (9), AH (12)44, AH (12)48, AH (1)253, AH (1)257, AH 1267, AH (12)73, AH 1288, AH (1)292, AH (12)93 (KM 72), ⅛-Rupees (2), AH 1260, AH 1289 (KM 71). Very fine to about extremely fine. (30) £180-220 first ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 180, part

1474 † Indore, Silver Rupees (17), Mulharnagar in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1185, AH 1186 Year 15, AH 1187 Year 17, AH 1188 Year 18, AH 1190, AH 1191 Year 19, AH 1191 Year 20, AH 1192 Year 22, AH 1198, AH 1200 Year 27, AH 1201 Year 29, AH 1202 Year 29, AH 1203 Year 30, AH 1204, AH 1210, AH 1214, AH xxx8 (KM 76). Very fine to good very fine. (17) £200-250 1475 † Indore, Silver Rupees (18), Mulharnagar, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)85 Year 15, AH (11)91, AH 1200 Year 27, AH 1202 (2), AH 1203, AH 1210, AH (12)25, AH 1234 Year 67, AH 1236 Year 69, AH (12)41, AH 1246, AH 1250, AH (12)52, AH 1264, AH 1266 Year 96, AH (12)67 Year 67, AH 1268 (KM 76). Very fine to good very fine. (18) £200-250 1476 † Indore, Silver Rupees (18), Mulharnagar, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1185, AH 1203, AH 1234 Year 67, AH 1269, AH (1)269 Year 99, AH 1270, AH 1272, AH (1)273, AH 1276, AH (12)75, AH 1278, AH 1279 (2), AH 1286 (2), AH 1293 Year 119, AH 1294 Year 120, AH 1296 Year 122 (KM 76). Very fine to good very fine. (18) £200-250

1477 † Indore, Silver Rupees (3), Sironj, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1172 Year 10, AH 1198 Year (2)5, AH 119x Year 23 (KM 111). Very fine to good very fine. (3) £60-80

1478

1479

1478 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Silver Mudra Rupee, SK 1780, obv “mudra” within within wreath, legend around, rev sunface, legend around, star below (KM 15). Extremely fine and very rare. £300-400 1479 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Silver Mudra Rupee, SK 1788 / VS 1923, obv “mudra” within within wreath, legend around, rev sunface, legend around, star below (KM 18). About extremley fine and very rare. £300-400


1480 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Copper Trial Striking of the reverse of Mudra Rupee, SK 1780, on an English Halfpenny. Extremely fine on a very worn host coin, extremely rare. £400-500 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 187, part

1481

1481

1482

1481 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Copper Striking of Mudra Rupee, SK 1780, sunface type (KM 11.1). Very fine, pierced at top. £250-300 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 187, part

1482 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Copper Mudra ½-Rupee, SK 1780, sunface type. Extremely fine and very rare, a lovely specimen. £400-500 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 186, part

1483 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Pattern ½-Anna, VS 1842, 11.58g, obv sunface, rev seated bull, legends around (KM 12; BHS 513). Very fine and very rare. £400-500

1484 † Indore, Tukoji Rao II, Silver Rupees (4), undated, AH 1289 (KM 23, 24), AH 1289, AH 1295 (KM 25). Very fine, scarce to rare. (4) £200-250 1485 † Indore, Shivaji Rao, Silver Rupees (5), FE 1295 / VS 1945, FE1295 / VS1957, FE 1296 / VS 1947 (3) (KM 39.1, 39.3), ½-Rupee, FE 1296 (KM 38). Very fine, first and last scarce. (6) £180-220 1486 † Indore, Shivaji Rao, Silver Rupees (11), VS 1947 (2), VS 1948 (2), VS 1949, VS 1950, VS 1951, VS 1952, VS 1953, VS 1954, date unclear (KM 44), ½-Rupees (3), VS 1947 (2), VS 1952 (KM 43), ¼-Rupees (3), VS 1947, date off flan (2) (KM 42), ⅛-Rupees (4), dates off flan (KM 41). Very fine to extremely fine, one Rupee double-struck. (21) £150-200

1487 † Indore, Shivaji Rao, Silver Portrait Rupee, VS 1956 (KM 47.1). Extremely fine and well struck up for issue, scarce. £300-350


1488 † Lead Die Trial for the obverse of the seated bull ½-Anna coinage. Extremely fine, very unusual.

£300-400

1489 † Indore, Shivaji Rao, ½-Annas (14), ¼-Annas (29), mixed dates and varieties (KM 32-35); ½-Paisas (4), VS 1944 (3), VS 1946 (KM 30.1, 30.2, 31); Yashwant Rao, ½-Anna and ¼-Annas, VS 1992 (KM 50, 49). Mostly very fine to good very fine, a few extremely fine with lustre. (49) £180-220 1490 † Indore, Copper Coins (18), 19th Century, various types. Generally fine to very fine. (18)

£70-90

1491 † Copper Coins (15), from the Indore, Ratlam and Sailana areas, including one with a lion, others with leaf, sunface, lingam, flower and flag motifs. Fine to very fine, an interesting lot. (15) £80-100

1492 † Jagadhri, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, pseudo-mintname Najibabad, AH (12)17 Year 45, AH (12)21 Year 46 (2), AH (12)21 Year 47 (3). Extremely fine. (6) £100-120 Najibabad was a Rohilla mint until 1774, when the town was taken over by Awadh. It then passed to the British in 1801 (AH 1216-1217). According to Prinsep, operations at the Najibabad mint ceased with Rupees of RY 43 of Shah ‘Alam II. Rupees with this mintname, with later dates and the Rohilla katar mintmark must have been struck elsewhere. There is reference to the “Old Jagadhree” Rupee struck by one, Rani Sookum, of year 47. All the present coins are of the same style and were found together.

1493 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (1806-1837 AD), Sawai Jaipur mint, AH 1245 Year 23, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.87g (KM 77). Good very fine. £300-400

1494 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Bahadur Shah II (1837-1858 AD), Sawai Jaipur mint, AH 125(3) ahd, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.86g (KM 102). Good very fine. £300-400


1495

1496

1497

1495 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Bahadur Shah II, AH 12xx Year 19, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.80g (KM 102). Very fine. £300-400 1496 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Queen Victoria (and Madho Singh II), 18xx AD Year 16, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.60g (KM 150). Very fine. £300-400 1497 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Queen Victoria (and Madho Singh II), Sawai Jaipur mint, Year 18, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.86g (KM 150). Very fine. £300-400

1498

1499

1500

1498 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, Sawai Jaipur mint, Year 32, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.88g (KM 150). Very fine. £300-400 1499 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Queen Victoria and Ram Singh, Sawai Jaipur mint, 18xx AD Year 33, obv small flower in centre, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.44g (KM 125). About very fine. £300-400 1500 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Queen Victoria and Ram Singh, Sawai Jaipur mint, Year 36, obv small flower made up of five dots in centre, rev Jhar mintmark and small cross between the digits of the regnal year, 10.90g (KM 125). Very fine. £300-400

1501

1502

1501 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the names of George (V) and Man Singh II, Year 3, obv engraving stylistically somewhat unusual, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.60g (KM 163). Extremely fine. £300-400 1502 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the names of George VI and Man Singh II, Year 28, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.91g (KM 200). Good very fine, scarce. £400-600

1503 † Jaipur, Nazarana Gold Mohur, 1887 AD, Year 8, struck in the names of Victoria and Madho Singh (1880-1922 AD), decorative border on both sides, 36mm, 10.93g (Fr 1194). Good extremely fine and very rare. £2000-3000


1504

1505

1506

1504 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 5, early type of Jaipur mint with leaf mintmark, 10.85g (KM -). Very fine and very scarce. £400-600 1505 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 25, Sawai Jaipur mint, two year type, 10.88g (KM 55). Very fine. £400-600 1506 † Jaipur, Gold Mohur, in the names of Queen Victoria (and Madho Singh II), Year 10, rev Jhar mintmark, 10.89g (KM 150). Extremely fine. £400-600

1507 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 27mm, in the names of Queen Victoria and Ram Singh, 1865 AD, Year 30 (KM 120). Good very fine, scarce. £100-150

1508

1509

1508 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 35mm, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, 1894 AD, Year 15 (KM 147). Good very fine with high relief lettering, scarce. £100-150 1509 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 36mm, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, 1903 AD, Year 24 (KM 147). About extremely fine, scarce. £100-150

1510

1511

1510 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 37mm, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, 1911 AD, Year 32 (KM 147). Extremely fine, scarce. £100-150 1511 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 37mm, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, 1913 AD, Year 34 (KM 147). Extremely fine, scarce. £100-150


1512

1513

1512 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 38mm, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, 1914 AD, Year 35 (KM 147). Good very fine, the obverse somewhat double struck, scarce. £80-100 1513 † Jaipur, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 37mm, in the names of George VI and Man Singh II, 1939 AD, Year 18 (KM 196). Good very fine, scarce. £80-100 1514 † Jaipur, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 28 (KM 50); Silver Coins in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II: Rupees (3), Years 7, 17, 33, ½-Rupees (3), Years 1 (ahd), 14, 15, ¼-Rupees (4), years 3, 7, 15, 22, ⅛-Rupees (3), years 22, 23 27 (KM 145, 142, 139, 137); Copper Paisas (4), Years 20, 22 (KM 130), Anna (3), 1944 (KM 186, 188), 2-Annas, AH 1(942) Year 21 (KM 190), Paisa (KM 39). Very fine to extremely fine. (23) £120-150 1515 † Jaipur, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Madhopur type, Years 12, 13, 24, 29, 40, 43 (KM 63); Rupee, Muzaffargarh, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 43; Rupees (2), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 2, Year 3 (KM 2, 3). About very fine to good very fine. (9) £80-100 Only a little of the mintname is visible on the Madhopur-type Rupees. It is possible that one or more of them are Rupees of Bundi or Kotah, which are very similar in appearance.

1516 † Jaipur, Copper Nazarana Paisa, 30mm, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 7, jhar mintmark (KM A62). About extremely fine with lustre, scarce and attractive. £100-120

1517

1519

1517 † Jaipur, Copper Nazarana Paisas (3), in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II, 1906 AD Year 27, 1913 AD Year 34, 1914 AD Year 35 (KM 132). Very fine to extremely fine. (3) £80-100 1518 † Jaipur, Copper Nazarana Paisas (7), in the names of George V and Man Singh II, AH 1928 Year 7, AH 1932 Year 11, AH 1933 Year 12, AH 1934 Year 13; in the names of Man Singh II and George VI, AH 1939 Year 18, AH 1941 Year 20, AH 1942 Year 21 (KM 155, Y15.1, 180, Y17). Generally extremely fine, some with a little original lustre. (7) £200-250 1519 † Jaipur, Copper Nazarana Paisas (4), in the names of George V and Man Singh II, 1922 AD ahd, 1927 AD Year 5, 1929 AD Year 8, 1930 AD Year 9 (KM 155). Very fine to extremely fine. (4) £100-150


1520 † Jaipur, Copper Nazarana Paisa, in the names of Edward VIII and Man Singh, 1936 AD Year 15, and in the names of George VI and Man Singh II, 1937 AD Year 16 (KM 167, 180). Good very fine. (2) £150-200 KM 167 is one of the few coins issued in the name of Edward VIII.

1521 † Jaintiapur, Bar Gosain II (SK 1653-1692; 1731-1770 AD), Silver Rupees (2), SK 1653 (KM 177). Extremely fine, toned, and very fine. (2) £150-200 1522 † Jaisalmir, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 22 (KM 5.1), Rupee, similar, but with Gujarati “106” on the obverse (KM 10.3), Rupee, ¼-Rupee and ⅛-Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria, with bird (KM 34, 32, 31). Very fine to good very fine. (5) £100-120

1523 † Jaisalmir, Silver Square Heavy Nazarana Rupee, 13.08g, in the name of Queen Victoria, Year 22, with bird (cf KM 34b). Extremely fine, the obverse weakly struck, rare. £250-300 1524 † Jaora, Copper Paisa (KM 5), Copper 2-Paisa, 1894/1950/1310 (KM 12), Copper Paisas (8), 1893/1950/1310, 1894/1950/1311, 1894/1951/1311, 1895/1952/1313, 1895/1952/1311, 1895/1953/1311, 1895/1953/1313, 1896/1953/1331 (KM 10); Jhabua, Paisas (12), various types (KM 2, 4, 5, 6,11). The Jaora coins very fine to extremely fine, the Jhabua coins fine to very fine. (22) £100-120

1525 † Jhalawar, Silver Nazarana Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria, VS 1915 Year 28 (KM Y6a). Good very fine, rare. £300-400 1526 † Jhalawar, Silver Rupee, in the name of Bahadur Shah II, Year 19 (C28), Rupees (7), in the name of Queen Victoria, Years 3, 4, 17, 20, 28, 35, 36 (KM Y6.1, 6.2), Copper Takkas (2), in the name of Queen Victoria, Years 5, 8 (KM Y2). Generally very fine. (10) £100-120


1527 † Jodhpur, Gold Mohur, in the names of Queen Victoria and Jaswant Singh, Jodhpur mint, VS 1914, daroga mark ‘alī, 10.99g (similar to KM 81 but different daroga mark; not in Lingen. About extremely fine and rare. £500-700 Lingen mentions that, in his final years, he changed from AH to Samvat dates on his coins. He lists Rupees with such dates but only one Mohur with a Samvat date (1950) and that with a different daroga mark.

1528

1529

1528 † Jodhpur, Gold Mohur, in the names of Queen Victoria and Sardar Singh, Year 22, obv “Om hrim” daroga mark and Jhar, rev sword, 11.00g (KM 90; Lingen J.11.01). About extremely fine. £300-400 1529 † Jodhpur, Gold Mohur, in the names of George V and Umaid Singh, no date, obv “Om” daroga mark and Jhar, rev sword, 10.99g (KM 129; Lingen J.15.01). Very fine. £400-600

1530

1531

1532

1530 † Jodhpur, Gold Mohur, in the names of George V and Umaid Singh, Year 22, obv “Shri” daroga mark and Jhar, rev sword, 10.98g (KM 130; Lingen J.15.01). Good extremely fine, slight edge split. £400-600 Lingen does not give separate numbers for the different daroga marks.

1531 † Jodhpur, Gold Mohur, in the names of George VI and Umaid Singh, no date, obv Jhar, rev sword, no daroga mark visible but “Sri Mataji” clearly at top of the reverse, 11.015g (KM 151.1; this variety does not appear to be listed in Lingen). Mint state. £800-1200 1532 † Jodhpur, Gold ½-Mohur, in the names of Edward VII and Sumer Singh, Year 22, obv “Ma” daroga mark and Jhar, rev sword, 5.50g (KM -; Lingen J.13.02). About extremely fine. £400-600

1533

1534

1535

1533 † Jodhpur, Gold ½-Mohur, in the names of George V and Umaid Singh, no date, obv “Om” daroga mark and Jhar, rev sword, 5.50g (similar to KM 128, but different daroga mark; Lingen J.15.02). Very fine. £300-500 1534 † Jodhpur, Gold ¼-Mohur, in the names of Edward VII and Sardar Singh, Jodhpur mint, daroga mark sa, 2.75g (KM 98; Lingen J.12.03). Good very fine, trace of centre mount. £150-200 1535 † Jodhpur, Gold ¼-Mohur, in the names of George V and Umaid Singh, no date, obv “Om” daroga mark and Jhar, 2.74g (KM 127.1; Lingen J.15.03). Very fine. £200-300


1536 † Jodhpur, Silver Rupee, Jodhpur, Queen Victoria and Jaswant Singh, daroga mark “aum” (Lingen J.09.06.03); Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Pali mint, various mintmarks, AH 1218 (Lingen P.03.02, P.03.03); Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Queen Victoria and Jaswant Singh, daroga marks “40”, “ bā” (Lingen P.09.06.02); Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Sujat mint, Year (12)64 (Lingen S.03.02.03); Silver Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria and Jaswant Singh, daroga mark “Shri madeva ji” (Lingen S.09.06.01); Copper Coins (17), comprising ¼-Annas (14), various types, Takkas (3), of Merta, retrograde date AH 1202 (2) (Lingen M.06.01, M.06.02), and AH “(1)204’’ on one side and “31” on the other. Generally very fine. (25) £120-150 1537 † Jodhpur, Biyayshahi Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Pai mint, some dated 1218 (Lingen P03.02, P03.03), Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Akbar, Year 22, Pali mint (Lingen P04.01), Rupees (4), in the names of Queen Victoria and Takht Singh, Year 52, daroga mark ru, Year 54 type, no daroga mark, Pali mint (Lingen P07.2.06, P07.1.06), Rupees (2), in the names of Queen Victoria and Jaswant Singh, Pali mint, daroga marks mā and bā (Lingen P09.06.02); ¼- and ⅛-Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria and Jaswant Singh, Jodhpur mint, Year 22 type, daroga mark aum (Lingen J09.08.03, J09.09.03); Copper Takkas (2), Jodhpur mint, one dated AH 1205 Year 35 (Lingen J06.03), ½-Anna, in the names of Edward VII and Sardar Singh, 1906 AD (Lingen J12.12), ¼-Annas (2), in the name of Edward VIII and Umaid Singh (L J16.12 a, b); Paisa, Sirohi mint (KM 11). Generally very fine, the Rupee fractions extremely fine, toned. (21) £150-200

1538 † Jubbal, Bagat Chand Bahadur (1910-1947 AD), Gold Mohur, 11.58g, VS 1888 (= 1931 AD), obv supported arms with name of the state and date around, rev “Shri” in hexagram, legend around, 11.582g (KM X2). Extremely fine, has been in a ring mount but with no significant damage as a result. £2000-3000 Jubbal was a small scenic state of 274 square miles (710 square kilometres) in the Simla Hills, now in the modern state of Himachal Pradesh. Its capital was Deora and total population will have been less than 30,000. The legend on the reverse of this piece is “Shri Shri Shri Rāmachandro Jayati” which is Sanskrit for “Shri Shri Shri Ramachandra is victorious”. This refers to the God Ramachandra. The hexagram device in the centre is a ‘seed’ or ‘Beeja’ for ‘Shri-Yantra’, a Tantric ‘prosperity device’ (two superimposed triangles denoting ‘Purusha’ and ‘Prakriti’, or Cosmic ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ principles, with ‘Shri’ for auspiciousness placed in between). Most probably struck for ceremonial use.

1539 † Junagadh, Gold Kori, in the name of Bahadur Khan III (1882-1891 AD), AH 1309/VS 1947, obv swordlike symbol, rev sword below mintname, 4.61g (KM 41). A few minor edge nicks, extremely fine and very rare. £1000-1500


1540 † Junagadh, Gold Kori in the name of Muhammad Rasul Khan (1891-1911 AD), AH 1309/VS 1948, rev sword or dagger-like symbol at the bottom, 4.76g (KM 56). Good extremely fine and rare. £500-800 The engraving on this coin is rather crude and angular.

1541 † Junagadh, Dokdo, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (KM 11); Mahabat Khan II, Silver Kori, AH 1299/VS 1938 (KM 30), Dokdo, VS 1935 (KM 27); Rasul Muhammad Khan, 2-Dokda, VS 1964 (KM 48), other copper coins (2). Mostly very fine, KM27 and KM48 scarce. (6) £70-90

1542 † Kaithal, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Ahmad Shah Durrani (similar to KM 10); another Cis-Sutjej Rupee, uncertain attribution. Generally very fine. (3) £70-90

1543 † Karauli, Gold Mohur, Year 2 (1886), struck under Bhanwar Pal, 1886-1927 AD (which makes this coin more likely struck 1888), obv inscription, rev central dot, eight dots around, a circle of dots and semi cross hatch at the border, 10.95g (KM X2; SAC X2, plate coin in this new book South Asian Coins and Paper Money). Extremely fine, a choice obverse but the reverse has quite a few light marks in the central surface that are hard to explain, there is no hint of a mounting, rare. £7000-9000 1544 † Karauli, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1231 Year 10, AH 1232 Year 11 (KM 26); Kashmir, Dogra Rajas, Ranbir Singh, Light-weight Silver Rupees (2), VS 1929, VS 1932 (KM Y16a, 16b); Pertab Singh, Light-weight Silver Rupee, VS 1946 (KM Y21a); Copper Coins (8), including KM Y8; Kuchawan, Silver Rupees (6), AH 1203 Year 31 (KM 4), Silver Rupee, 1863 (KM 286). Silver coins very fine to good very fine, the copper mostly very fine. (20) £150-200


1545

1546

1545 † Kishangarh, Gold Mohur, in the name of Empress Victoria, undated, 10.96g (KM YD3). About extremely fine, obverse weakly struck up in lower part and reverse showing what appears to be part of the die rim at the right, scarce. £400-500 1546 † Kishangarh, Gold Mohur, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madan Singh (AD 1900-1926), no date, this type will have been struck 1900-1901 AD, rev Jhar, 10.98g (KM YD3). Mint state. £1000-1500 1547 † Kishangarh, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1197 Year 24, AH 1198 Year 24 (2), Year 24, AH 1198 Year 25, Year 25 (KM 10.1), Silver Rupee, in the name of Queen Victoria and Prithvi Singh, Year 24 (KM Y1), 4-Annas (KM M12), Copper Takkas (2). Mostly very fine. (10) £120-150

1548 † Kishangarh, Silver Broad-flan Nazarana Rupee, in the names of Queen Victoria and Madan Singh, AH 1900 Year 60, 10.62g (KM -). Very fine and very rare. £400-600 This issue was presumably made to celebrate, somewhat belatedly, Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The present coin appears to have been struck over an earlier coin with parts of the earlier inscription are visible.

1549

1550

1549 † Kishangarh, Silver Nazarana Rupee, in the names of George VI and Yaghyanarayan, undated (KM Y6a). Good very fine and very scarce. £180-220 1550 † Kotah, Silver Nazarana Rupee, in the name of the Queen of England, Year 2 (KM Y6a). Extremely fine, scarce. £180-220

1551

1552

1551 † Kotah, Silver Nazarana Rupee, in the name of the Queen of England, Year 23 (KM Y6a). About extremely fine, scarce. £150-180 1552 † Kotah, Silver Nazarana Rupee, in the name of the Queen of England, Year 27 (KM Y6a). Extremely fine, scarce. £180-220


1553 † Kotah, Silver Nazarana Rupee, in the name of the Queen of England, Year 30 (KM Y6a). About extremely fine with a little spotting on the obverse, scarce. £150-180 1554 † Kotah, Silver Rupees (7), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 124x Year 21, AH 125x Year 31 (KM C30c), in the name of Bahadur Shah II, Year 2, Year 3 (KM C32), in the name of the Queen of England, Years 9, 12, 41 (KM Y6); Copper Takka, of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 14 (KM C29); Kolhapurm Silver Rupee and ½-Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Shah (KM C16, 15). Generally very fine to good very fine. (10) £100-150

1555 † Kutch, Gold 100-Kori, in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II, dated VS 1923/1866 AD, two year type, 18.75g (KM Y19). Extremely fine. £800-1000

1556 † Kutch, Gold 100-Kori, in the name of Madanasinghji (1947-1948 AD), dated VS 2004, commemorates Indian Independence, obv the fortress of Kutch and Jai-Hind, 18.717g (KM M8). Gem mint state. £3000-4000

1557 † Kutch, Gold 50-Kori, in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II, dated VS 1930/1873 AD, 9.35g (KM Y18). Extremely fine. £800-1000

1558 † Kutch, Gold 25-Kori, in the name of Bahadur Shah II, struck during the reign of Desalji II (1818-1860 AD), dated VS 1912 (1855 AD), 4.64g (KM C67). Extremely fine. £350-450


1559

1560

1561

1559 † Kutch, Gold 25-Kori, in the name of Bahadur Shah II, struck during the reign of Desalji II, dated VS 1914 (1857 AD), 4.67g (KM C67). Extremely fine. £300-400 1560 † Kutch, Gold 25-Kori, in the name of Bahadur Shah II, struck during the reign of Desalji II, dated VS 1915 (1858 AD) (KM C67). In PCGS holder graded MS64. £400-600 1561 † Kutch, Gold 25-Kori, in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II (1860-1875 AD), dated VS 1919/1862 AD, rev closed crescent, 4.66g (KM Y17.1). Good extremely fine. £350-450

1562

1563

1562 † Kutch, Gold 25-Kori, in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II, dated VS1920/1863 AD, rev open crescent, 4.667g (KM Y17.2, date combination not listed in KM/SAC). Mint state. £400-600 1563 † Kutch, Gold 25-Kori, in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II, dated VS 1927/1870 AD, rev closed crescent, 4.667g (KM Y17A). Mint state. £400-600

1564

1566

1564 † Kutch, 5-Kori (6), in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II, 1866 AD/VS 1922, 1866 AD/VS 1923, AD 1870/VS 1927, AD 1874/VS 1931, AD 1875/VS 1931, AD 1875/VS 1932 (KM Y16.1). Very fine to extremely fine. (6) £80-100 1565 † Kutch, Silver 5-Kori, 1875/1932 (KM Y16.1); 2½-Kori, 1926/1983 (KM Y52); Koris (6), Rayadhanji II, Muhammad Akbar II (KM C30, 53), 1883/1939, 1923/1979, 1936/1992 (Edward VIII), 1937/1993, 1938/1995 (KM Y35, 51, 59, 73); ½-Kori, 1899/1955 (KM Y34); 3-Dokda (10), 1869/1925, 1887/1944 (2), 1888/1944, 1926/1982, 1929/1985, 1930/1987 (2), 1994/1930, 1937/1993 (KM Y12, 33, 49, 71); 1½Dokda (22), 1869/1926, 1870/1928, 1870/1927 (2), 1871/1928 (2), 1873/1930, 1874/1931, 1875/1932, 1876/1933, 1877/1922, 1877/1934, 1878/1934, 1879/1929, 1883/1940, 1884/1941, 1888/1944, 1928/1985, 1929/1985, 1929/1986, 1931/1987, 1931/1988 (KM Y11, 11.1, 11.2, 23, 32.1, 56); Dokdo (3), 1884/1940, 1928/1984, 1929/1885 (KM Y31.1, 55); Trambiyo (8), 1865 (2), 1866, 1869/1926, 1881/1938, 1909/1966, 1943/2000, 1944/2000 (KM Y5, 5.1, 9.1, 30, 38, 76); Adhio (2), 1944/2002, 1945/2002; Payalo (3), 1943/1999, 1946/2002, 1947/2003; Dhabu (5), 1943/1999, 1943/2000, 1944/2000, 1947/2004, 2004; Dhinglo (2), 1943/2000, 1947/2004 (KM Y77, 78, 79, 80, 83). Silver coins extremely fine or better, copper coins fine to extremely fine. (64) £200-250 1566 † Kutch, 5-Kori (23), in the names of Queen Victoria and Khengarji III, 1876 AD/VS 1933, 1881 AD/VS 1937, 1881 AD/VS 1938, 1882 AD/VS 1938, 1882 AD/VS 1939, 1883 AD/VS 1939 (2), 1884 AD/VS 1940, 1884 AD/VS 1941, 1885 AD/VS 1941, 1894 AD/VS 1950, 1894 AD/VS 1951, 1895 AD/VS 1951, 1895 AD/VS 1952, 1896 AD/VS 1952, 1896 AD/VS 1953, 1897 AD/VS 1953 (2), 1897 AD/VS 1954, 1898 AD/VS 1954, 1898 AD/VS 1955, 1899 AD/VS 1955, 1899 AD/VS 1956 (KM Y28, 37, 37.4, 37.5, 37.6). Very fine to extremely fine. (23) £200-300


1567 † Kutch, 5-Kori, in the names of Edward VII and Khengarji III, 1909 AD/VS 1966 (KM Y45). Good very fine, some small surface marks on the obverse, rare. £400-500 1568 † Kutch, 5-Kori (29), in the names of George V and Khengarji III, 1916 AD/VS 1973, 1917 AD/VS 1973, 1917 AD/VS 1974, 1918 AD/VS 1974, 1918 AD/VS 1975, 1919 AD/VS 1975, 1921 AD/VS 1977, 1921 AD/VS 1978, 1922 AD/VS 1978, 1922 AD/VS 1979, 1924 AD/VS 1980, 1924 AD/VS 1981, 1924 AD/VS 1982, 1926 AD/VS 1983, 1928 AD/VS 1985, 1929 AD/VS 1986, 1930 AD/VS 1986, 1930 AD/VS 1987, 1931 AD/VS 1987, 1931 AD/VS 1988, 1932 AD/VS 1988, 1932 AD/VS 1989, 1933 AD/VS 1989, 1933 AD/VS 1990, 1934 AD/VS 1990, 1934 AD/VS 1991, 1934 AD/VS 1992, 1935 AD/VS 1991, 1935 AD/VS 1992 (KM Y53). Very fine to good extremely fine. (29) £200-300

1569 † Kutch, 5-Kori (3), in the names of Edward VIII and Khengarji III, 1936 AD/VS 1992, 1936 AD/VS 1993 (2) (KM Y67), 5-Kori (4), in the names of George VI and Khengarji III, 1937 AD/VS 1993, 1937 AD/VS 1994 (2), 1938 AD/VS 1994 (KM Y75), 5-Kori (2), in the names of George VI and Vijayarajji, 1942 AD/ VS 1998, 1942 AD/VS 1999 (KM Y82). Extremely fine or better. (9) £100-120

1570 † Kutch, 5-Kori and Kori, in the name of Madanasinghji, VS 2004 (KM Y85, 84). Practically as struck, the first rare. (2) £400-500

1571 † Kutch, 2½-Kori (3), in the names of Queen Victoria and Pragmalji II, 1875 AD/VS 1931 (2), 1875/1932 (KM Y15), 2½-Kori (8), in the names of Queen Victoria and Khengarji III, 1881 AD/VS 1938, 1882 AD/ VS 1938, 1895 AD/VS 1951, 1897 AD/VS 1953, 1897 AD/VS 1954, 1898 AD/VS 1954, 1898 AD/VS 1955, 1899 AD/VS 1956 (KM Y36, 36.1, 36.2), 2½-Kori (14), in the names of George V and Khengarji III, 1917 AD/VS 1973, 1917 AD/VS 1974, 1919 AD/VS 1975, 1928 AD/VS 1985, 1930 AD/VS 1986, 1930 AD/VS 1987, 1932 AD/VS 1988, 1932 AD/VS 1989, 1933 AD/VS 1989, 1933 AD/VS 1990, 1934 AD/VS 1991, 1935 AD/VS 1991, 1935 AD/VS 1992 (2), 2½-Kori, in the names of George VI and Khengarji III, 1937 AD/VS 1993 (KM Y52, 52a, 74). Very fine to extremely fine or better. (26) £140-180


1572 † Kutch, Kori (39), Lahpatji, in the name of Ahmad Shah (KM C11), Desalji II, AH 1234/VS 1875 (KM C53), 1252/1894 (KM C56a), VS1901, 1910 (KM C66), Pragmalji II and Queen Victoria, AD 1862/VS 1919 (2), 1863/1920 (2), 1863/1921 (KM Y14.1, 14.2), Khengarji III and Queen Victoria, 1881/1938, 1898/1955, 1899/1955 (KM Y35, 35.1), Khengarji III and George V, 1913/1970, 1923/1979, 1923/1980, 1927/1984 (KM Y51), 1928/1985, 1929/1985, 1931/1988, 1932/1988, 1932/1989, 1933/1989, 1933/1990, 1934/1990, 1934/1991, 1935/1991, 1935/1992, 1936/1992 (KM Y59), Khengarji III and Edward VIII, 1936/1992, 1936/1993 (KM Y65), Khengarji III and George VI, 1937/1994, 1939/1995, 1940/1996 (KM Y73), Vijayarajji and George VI, 1942/1999, 1943/1999, 1943/2000, 1944/2000, 1944/2001 (KM Y81), ½-Koris (3), C35, C36 and 1928/1985 (KM Y58). Generally very fine to good extremely fine. (42) £120-150

1573 † Kutch, Copper 3-Dokda (9), AD 1868/1925 (2), 1885/1942, 1899/1955, 1928/1985, 1931/1987, 1934/1991, 1935/1992, 1936/1993 (KM Y8, 33, 33.1, 57, 63), Copper Dhinglo (1½-Kori) (14), AH 1258 (KM C57), 1271, 1274 (2) (KM C63a), AD 1873/VS 1930, 1883/1940, 1884/1940, 1885/1942, 1887/1944, 1888/1944, 1894/1950, 1924/1986, 1931/1988, 1932/1989 (KM Y11.1, 32, 32.3, 32.3, 56), Copper Dokdo (7), AD 1865, 1869/1925, 1883/1940 (2), 1909/1966, 1920/1976, 1920/1977 (KM Y6, 10, 31.1, 39, 47), Copper Trambiyo (15), AH 1267, “1767” (KM Y5.1), AD 1882/BS 1938, 1883/1939, 1883/1940, 1909/1965 (2), 1909/1966 (2), 1910/1966, 1919/1976, 1920/1976, 1920/1977, 1928/1984, 1928/1985 (Y30, 38, 46, 54), Copper Adhio (½-Kori) (5), 1943/1999 (2), 1944/2001, 1945/2002, 1946/2002, Copper Payalo (¼-Kori) (5), 1943/2000, 1944/2000, 1944/2001, 1954/2001, 1945/2002, Copper Dhabu (⅛-Kori), 1943/2000, Dhinglo, 1944/2000 (KM Y80, 79, 78, 77). Fine to good extremely fine, some with full or partial lustre. (56) £150-200 1574 † Lunavada, Copper Paisas (2), with lion motif (KM 10); Raja Bharat Shah, Paisas (3), Makrai (KM 1); Mewar, new Bhilwari Paisa (KM C3.2), Swarupshahi Rupee, ½-Rupee, ¼-Rupee, 1/16-Rupees (3) (KM Y11, 10, 9, 7), contemporary forgery of the Rupee, machine-struck Rupee, ½-Rupee and 1/16-Rupee (KM Y22.1, 21, 18), Anna (2), VS 2000, ½-Anna and ¼-Anna VS 1999 (KM Y17, 16, 15), Chitor, Pies (2) (KM C2), Umarda ½-Paisas (2) (KM Y23, 24). Very fine to extremely fine. (23) £80-100

1575 † Lunavada, Copper Coins (7) (KM 2.2, 3, 7, 8.1, 10, 11); Mewar, Chitori Rupee, Year 11 (KM C26); Udaipuri Rupee (KM C32), ½-, ¼- and 1/16-Rupee, New Chandori (KM Y4, 3,1); Narwar, Silver Rupees (4), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 2, Year 19 (KM 16, 19), AH 1205 Year 33, AH 1207 Year 35 (KM 20), Paisa, AH 1208 Year 4x. Silver coins mostly very fine or better, the copper coins fine to very fine, the Narwar Rupees scarce to very scarce. (17) £150-200

1576 † Maler Kotla, Amir Khan, Silver Rupees (3) (KM C15); Sikandar Ali Khan, Silver Rupee (KM Y3 var); Ibrahim Ali Khan, Silver Rupees (2), one with alif and sun symbol but no letter “be” (KM Y6); Ahmad Ali Khan, Silver Rupees (2) (KM Y9). Generally very fine. (8) £100-120


1577

1578

1577 † Marathas, Ahmadabad, Silver Rupees (8), ‘Alamgir II, Year 4, Shah Jahan III, ahd, Shah ‘Alam II (4), AH 1176/4, Year 15, Year 16, Year 24, Muhammad Akbar II (2), Year 10, Year 1x (KM 43, 45, 50, 58), ½-Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II (KM 53). Mostly very fine to extremely fine. (9) £120-150 1578 † Marathas, Akbarabad, Silver Rupees (4), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 26, AH 1211 Year 38, Year 45, AH 1218 Year 46 (M&W T1, T1e, T1g); Aurangnagar, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year “119” (M&W T3a); Athni, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1181, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1181 (M&W T1, T2; KM 70, 71). Very fine to extremely fine, some toned. (8) £180-220

1579

1580

1579 † Marathas, Azamnagar, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 6 (M&W T1); Bagalkot, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)81, date off flan (M&W T2, T2b); Chakan, Silver Sri Sikka Rupee (M&W T1); Torgal, Silver Rupee, Narsinpur Sarkar Torgal in the name of Muhammad Shah (M&W T1a); Sawantwadi, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb (M&W T1); Nipani, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb (M&W T1a). Very fine to extremely fine. (9) £150-200 1580 † Marathas, Bindraban, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muminabad Bindraban, including AH 119x Year 25, AH 119x Year 27, Year 32, AH 1207 Year 37, Year 37, Year 42 (2), Year 44 (2) (KM 10.1, 10.2 - Brindaban, KM 300 - Marathas). Very fine to good very fine. (10) £200-250 some ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 109 (part) The Year 42 and 44 Rupees may have been struck at the Maharaja of Bharatpur’s mint at Bindraban, but they appear to be of better metal and better engraved.

1581

1582

1583

1581 † Marathas, Bindraban, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Muminabad Bindraban, AH 1217 Year 45, obv chattra, rev flower or star symbol comprised of five tridents, and a single trident (KM 10.6). Good very fine, toned and a very scarce type. £100-150 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 344 (part)

1582 † Marathas/Indore, Silver Chandori Rupees (9), various types Chandor and Vaphgaon mints, one dated Year 24. Very fine to extremely fine. (9) £100-120 Chandori Rupees were struck at at least two mints. They were struck by the Marathas at Chandor, and by Holkar at Chandor and Vaphgaon. Most coins show little or nothing of the actual mintname.

1583 † Marathas, Chikodi, Silver Pirkhani Rupees (2), lingam mintmark (M&W Misc. T11; KM 96), Gulshanabad (Nasik), Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1219, AH 1230 (M&W T6a; KM 109); Hukeri, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Shah (M&W T2a). Very fine to extremely fine, the Hukeri Rupee very scarce. (5) £150-180


1584 † Marathas, Hukeri, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Shah, upside-down mintname (variety not in M&W); Pune, Silver Hali sikka, Ankushi and Pharasi sikka Rupees (3), in the name of ‘Ali Gauhar (Shah ‘Alam II) (M&W T3, T4, T5). Good very fine to extremely fine, first very scarce. (4) £140-180

1585

1586

1587

1585 † Marathas, Balanagar Gadha, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1199 Year 26, AH 1200 Year 27, AH 1202 Year 31 (M&W T1, T1b; KM 190, 191); Islamabad Mathura, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 119x Year 24 (KM 40.1, under Bindraban); Itawa, Silver Broad-flan Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1186 Year 13 (M&W T4a; KM 116). Good fine to good very fine. (5) £120-150 The Islamabad Rupee may be a Jat issue rather than a Maratha one.

1586 † Marathas, Gokul, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 39 (KM 148; M&W T1b). Good very fine, scarce. £70-90 The new SAC has a double entry for Gokul under Marathas as KM 148 and KM 303 one beneath the other but the same coins!

1587 † Marathas, Islamabad Mathura, Silver Rupees (7), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 23, AH 119x Year 26, AH 1202 Year 30, AH 12xx Year 30, Year 34, Year 36, Year 39, the last two with an upright sword in the letter sin of jalus (KM 40.1 under Brindaban, or KM 306 under Marathas). Very fine to good very fine, some toned. (7) £140-180 some ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001

1588 † Marathas, Jalaun, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, including Years 51, 52 (3), 53, 55, 57, 17, 21 (M&W T2, T4, T4a, T5, T5a, T8). Very fine to good very fine. (10) £200-250

1589

1590

1589 † Marathas, Jhansi, Silver Rupees (11), Balwantnagar, in the name of Muhammad Shah, AH 116x Year 30, in the name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Year 6, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Years 2, 3, 5, 6, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)74 ahd, Year 3, Year 5, Year 35, Year 48 (M&W T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T7a, T8k var, T8m). Very fine to extremely fine, some toned, mostly scarce. (11) £250-300 1590 † Marathas, Jhansi, Silver Rupees (13), Balwantnagar, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 5, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (117)4 ahd, Year 5, AH 1179 Year 7, Year 18, Year 24, Year 26, Year 28, Year 35, Year 3x (2), AH (1)221 Year 4x, Year 51 (M&W T3, T4, T7a, T8, T8d, T8e, T8f, T8h, T8k, T8m). Generally very fine. (13) £200-250 1591 † Marathas, Kalpi, Silver Rupees (2), Kalpi Hijri mintname, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, and pseudodate 1161, AH (1)201 Year 30, Year 3x (M&W T3). Very fine, good very fine and scarce. (2) £120-150


1592

1593

1594

1592 † Marathas, Kora, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Years ahd, 2 (2), 3, 4, 7 (Mughal) (KM 160, 161, 162, 650); Kunch, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 25 (M&W T1); Kunar, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 25 (M&W T2). Very fine to extremely fine, some scarce. (8) £150-180 1593 † Marathas, Kora, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 117x ahd, Year 2, Year 4 (KM 160, 162); Kunar, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 25 (M&W T2); Kunch, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Years 25 (2), 28, 39, 3x, 47 (M&W T1, T2, T2a, T2b). Very fine to good very fine. (10) £180-220 1594 † Marathas, Ravishnagar Sagar, Silver Rupees (23), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Years 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39. 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, AH 1220/45, 47, 48, 49, 52, 55 (M&W T2, T2a, T2c, T2d, T3; KM 239, 240, 241). Very fine to extremely fine. (23) £400-500

1595

1596

1597

1595 † Marathas, Ravishnagar Sagar, Silver Rupees (14), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Years 27, 28, 30, 32, 37, 40, 41, 42, AH 1218/43, AH 1218/44, 47, AH 1223/48, AH 1224/49, 55, ½-Rupee, Year 55 (M&W T2, T2a, T2b, T2c, T2d, T3, T3a; KM 239, 240, 241, 237). Very fine to extremely fine. (15) £250-350 1596 † Marathas, Ravishnagar Sagar, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 27,Year 41 (2), AH 1212 Year 44 (2), AH 1222 Year 47, Year 48, AH (1)224 Year 49, Year 49, Year 55 (M&W T2,T2b, T2c, T2d, T3; KM 239, 240, 241); Srinagar, Silver Rupees (5), the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH xx99 Year 26, Year 39 (4) (M&W T1, T1b; KM 247, 249). Very fine to extremely fine. (15) £250-300 1597 † Marathas, Saharanpur, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1205 Year 33, AH 1207 Year 34, AH (120)9 Year 36, AH 1210 Year 37, AH 1211 Year 38, AH 1212 Year 39, AH 1213 Year 40, AH (1)216 Year 43, AH (12)17 Year 44 (2) (M&W T1a, T1d, T1f, T1g, T1h, -, T1s, T1u, T1v). Very fine to extremely fine, AH 1213/40 not listed in M&W. (10) £200-250

1598

1599

1598 † Marathas, Saharanpur, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Allam II, AH 1205 Year 33, AH 1207 Year 34, AH (12)14 Year 41, AH (12)15 Year 42, AH (12)16 Year 43, AH (12)16 Year 44, AH (12)17 Year 44, AH (12)18 Year 44, AH 1218 Year 45 (2) (M&W T1a, T1l, T1m, T1t, T1v, 1218/44 variety not in M&W but similar to T1v, T1w, T1y). Very fine to extremely fine. (10) £200-250 There are at least four varieties of Saharanpur Rupees dated AH 1218 Year 45. This was the year that the area was ceded to the EIC by the Marathas. It is not known which of the Rupee varieties were struck under the Marathas and which under the EIC. Dr Paul Stevens, in his recently published book on the coins of the Bengal Presidency, lists all four varieties as possible EIC issues.

1599 † Marathas, Saharanpur, Silver Rupees (8), the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1205 Year 33, AH 1207 Year 34 (2), AH (12)14 Year 41, AH 1217 Year 44, AH 1218 Year 45, AH (12)18 Year 45, AH (121)8 Year 45 (M&W T1a, 1214/41 variety not in M&W, T1w, T1x, T1y), Copper Double Paisas (2), AH 1215 Year 40, AH 1215 Year 42 (M&W -, T3g; KM 673). Rupees very fine to extremely fine, the copper fine. (10) £150-200


1600

1601

1600 † Marathas, Copper Coins (24), including Paisa, Akbarabad, AH 1198, 121x with pistol (M&W T2, T4); Islamabad, Paisa, with bow symbol (similar to M&W T2e); Satara, Paisas (6); Ravishnagar Sagar, Paisas (6), Years 35, 38, 1223/49, 49 (2), 55 (M&W T-, T5, T5b, T5d, T5e, T5-; KM 234, 236); ½-Paisas (4), Year 36 (M&W T6; KM 233); Tanjore, Small Copper Coin, “maharaj / mudra” legend (M&W T13). Fine to very fine, mostly scarce. (25) £120-150 1601 † Copper Coins (32), including issues of Muminabad Bindraban (4) (KM 5), of Islamabad Mathura (4) (KM 36, 37), “fish” Paisas (2), mintname Shahjahanabad (KM 3, under Bindraban), of Bhaunagar (3) (KM C15a, 15b), and various issues Takkas, Paisas and ½-Paisas of Bundi. Fine to very fine. (32) £100-150

1602 † Mysore, Haidar ‘Ali (AH 1174-1197; 1761-1782 AD), Silver Rupee, Haidarnagar, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1196 Year 19 (KM 4, date combination not listed). Good very fine, toned, rare. £400-600 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 357 (so should have been included in the KM listings by now!).

1603 † Mysore, Haidar ‘Ali, Copper Paisa (2), Balhari and Patan, both undated, elephant to right (KM 2, 5.2), Paisa, Patan, AH 1195, elephant to right (KM A123), Paisa, Haidarnagar, Persian legends both sides, obv “77” (for 1177?). All very fine and scarce. (4) £100-120

1604 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan (1782-1799 AD), Gold Fanams (8), Farrukhi mint AM 1216, Kalikut mint AH 1199, Nagar mint AH 1199, Patan mint (4) AH 1198, AH 1199, AH 1200, AM 1215 (KM 58, 78, 108, 128.1). Generally very fine. (8) £250-300 1605 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Fanams (8), Farrukhi mint (2), AM 1217, AM 1218, Kalikut mint (2), AH 1200, AM 1215, Nagar mint AM 1217, Patan mint (3), AM 1216, AM 1218, AM 1219 (KM 58, 78, 108, 128.1). Generally very fine. (8) £250-300

1606 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1216 Year 6, struck at the Dharwar mint, obv inscription with retrograde date (as is usual with the Mauludi dates), rev Persian letter with regnal year, mint below, two year type, 3.42g (KM 99). Mint state. £500-800


1607

1608

1609

1607 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AH 1199 Year 3, struck at the Nagar mint, obv inscription with retrograde date (as is usual with the Mauludi dates), 3.43g (KM 109). Very fine. £250-350 1608 †

Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1216 Year 6, struck at the Nagar mint, inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, obv date retrograde, rev regnal year, 3.42g (KM A110). Extremely fine. £350-450 This coin bears witness to Tipu’s giving names to all his coin denominations during the Mauludi dating period. It bears the name Faruqi on the reverse.

1609 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AH 1198 Year 2, struck at the Patan mint, obv Persian inscription, date, rev Persian letter and regnal year, 3.41g (KM 129). Very fine. £250-350

1610

1611

1611

1610 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan (1782-1799 AD), Gold Pagoda, Nagar, AH 1198 Year 2 (KM 109). Extremely fine. £150-200 1611 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, Nagar, AH 1200 Year 4 (KM 109), Gold Fanam, Patan, AM 1222 (KM 128.1). Both extremely fine. (2) £180-220

1612

1613

1614

1612 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1216 Year 6, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, date retrograde, 3.43g (KM 129a). Extremely fine, some reverse damage where it may have been tested. £300-400 1613 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1217 Year 7, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, date retrograde, 3.41g (KM 129a). Extremely fine. £350-450 1614 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1218 Year 8, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, date retrograde, 3.43g (KM 129a). About extremely fine. £300-400

1615

1616

1617

1615 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1219 Year 9, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, date retrograde, 3.42g (KM 129a). Mint state. £400-600 1616 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1220 Year 10, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, date retrograde, 3.44g (KM 129a). Good extremely fine. £350-450 1617 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold Pagoda, AM 1221 Year 11, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including coin name ‘Faruqi’, date retrograde, 3.42g (KM 129a). About extremely fine. £300-400


1618 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Gold 4-Pagodas, AM 1218 Year 8, struck at the Patan mint, Persian inscriptions on both sides, including the name of the denomination ‘Ahmadi’ and the date not only in the Mauludi era but also in Tipu’s abtath system ‫ ﺎﺗﺷ‬13.71g (KM B129). Good extremely fine. £4000-6000

1619 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Double Rupee, Patan, AH 1199 Year 3 (KM 127). Extremely fine and superb, toned. £1500-2000

1620 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Double Rupee, Patan, AH 1200 Year 4 (KM 127). Extremely fine and superb, toned. £1500-2000

1621 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Double Rupee, Patan, AM 1215 Year 5 (KM 127). Extremely fine and superb, toned. £1500-2000


1622 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Double Rupee, Patan, AM 1218 Year 8 (KM 127a). Extremely fine and superb, toned. £1500-2000

1623

1624

1623 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Rupee, Patan, AH 1200 Year 4 (KM 126). Extremely fine, nice full flan, slight toning and very slight adhesions on the reverse. £120-150 1624 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Rupee, Patan, AM 1216 Year 6 (KM 126). Extremely fine, one small area of discolouration on the reverse. £80-100

1625 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Rupees (3), Patan, AM 1216 Year 6, AM 1217, AM 1218 Year 8 (KM 126). First good very fine with dark tone, second good very fine but overstruck, third extremely fine but with defect in the centre of the obverse. (3) £120-150

1626 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver Rupees (3), Patan, AM 1217 Year 7, AM 1219 Year 9, AM 1220 Year 10 (KM 126). Extremely fine and attractive. (3) £200-300

1627

1628

1627 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver ½-Rupee, Patan, AM 1217 Year 7 (KM 125). Extremely fine, toned.

£100-150

1628 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver ½-Rupee, Patan, AM 1217 Year 7 (KM 125). Extremely fine and attractive, rare. £200-300


1629 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver ½-Rupee, Patan, AM 1220 Year 10 (KM 125). Extremely fine, toned and attractive, rare. £200-300

1630

1631

1631 1630 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver ¼-Rupee, Patan, AM 1216 Year 6 (KM D125). Very fine, very scarce.

£100-120

1631 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Silver ¼-Rupee, Patan, AM 1222 Year 12, 1/16-Rupee, Patan, AM (12)26 Year (1)6 (KM D125, date combination not listed, B125). Both very fine and rare. (2) £200-300

1632

1634

1632 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Paisa, Bangalore, AM 1215, elephant to right (KM 33.1), Copper ½-Paisas (4), Bangalore, AM 1215, AM 1217, AM 1218, AM 1219, elephant to left (KM 32.1, 32.2), Copper ¼-Paisas (3), Bangalore, AM 1216, AM 1217, AM 1218, elephant to left (KM 31.2). Generally very fine. (8) £100-120 1633 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Coins of Faiz Hisar mint (16), Paisa, AM 1215, elephant to left (KM 43.1), ¼-Paisas (3) (KM 41); Farrukhi, Paisas (3), AM 1217, AM 1218, AM 1219, elephant to left; Farrukhyab Hisar, Paisas (3), AM 1216, AM 1217, AM 1218, elephant to left (KM 63.1), ½-Paisas (3), AM 1216, AM 1217, AM 1218, elephant to left (KM 62), Khaliqabad, ¼-Paisas (2), AM -, AM 1225, one elephant to left, one to right (KM 81.1, 81.2); Kalikut, Paisa, AM 1215, elephant to right (KM 73). Fine to good very fine. (16) £120-150 1634 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Paisa, Farrukhi, AM 1223, elephant to right (KM -). Good fine and rare. £100-150 KM/SAC only lists dates AM 1216-1219 for Farrukhi. However, a Paisa with letter “be” (AM 1225) is known which is similar in style to this AM 1223 coin.

1635 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Double Paisa, Farrukhyab Hisar, AM 1219, elephant to left (KM 64). Very fine, the reverse a little weakly struck in places, rare. £200-300


1636 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Paisas (12), Nagar, AH 1197, AM 1215, elephant to right (KM 103.2, 103.3), AM 1216, AM 1218, AM 1221, elephant to left (KM 103.10), AM 1222, AM 1223, elephant to left (KM 103.11), AM 1224, “alif”, elephant to left (KM 103.12 (2)), AM 1225 “be”, AM 1226 “te”, AM 1227 “se”, elephant to right (KM 103.7, 103.8, 103.9). Fine to nice very fine. (12) £150-200

1637 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Double Paisa, Patan, AM 1218, elephant to right (KM 124.2). About extremely fine with good bold relief, a superb example. £300-400

1638 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Double Paisa, Patan, AM 1223, elephant to right (KM 124.4). Good very fine, planchet edge defect. £200-300

1639 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Double Paisa, Patan, AM 1224 “alif”, elephant to right (KM 124.5). Very fine. £200-300

1640 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Double Paisa, Patan, AM 1225 “be”, elephant to right (KM 124.6). Very fine. £200-300


1641 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Paisas (17), Patan, elephant to right (10), no date (KM 123.9), AM 1221, AM 1222 (2) (KM 123.3), AM 1222, AM 1223 (KM 123.2), AM 1221 (KM 123.4), AM 1224 “alif” (KM 123.6), AM 1225 “be” (KM 123.7), AM 1226 “te” (KM 123.8), elephant to left (7), AM 1200, AM 1215, AM 1217, AM 1220, AM 1221 (2) (KM 123.1), AM 1222 (KM 123.2). Fine to very fine. (17) £150-200

1642

1643

1642 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper ½-Paisas (14), Patan, elephant to left (7), AH 1200, AM 1215, AM 1216, AM 1217, AM 1219, AM 1221 (KM 122.1), AM 1222 (KM 122.10), elephant to right (7), AM 1221 (KM 122.2), AM 1222 (KM 122.4), AM 1224 “alif” (2) (KM 122.5), AM 1225 “be” (2) (KM 122.6), AM 1226 “te” (KM 122.7). Good fine to good very fine. (14) £120-150 1643 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper ¼-Paisas (10), Patan, elephant to left (2), AM 1215, AM 1217 (KM 121.1), elephant to right (8), AM 1221, AM 1222, and unclear date (KM 121.4), AM 1224 “alif” (KM 121.5), AM 1225 “be” (3) (KM 121.6), AM 1226 “te” (KM 121.7); ⅛-Paisa, Patan, AM 1221, elephant to left (KM 120.1); other ¼-Paisas (2). Fine to very fine, the ⅛-Rupee scarce. (13) £70-90

1644 † Mysore, Tipu Sultan, Copper Paisas (2), Salamabad, elephant to left, AM 1216, AM 1217 (KM 133). First good/very good, the second very fine, mintname not well struck up, very scarce. (2) £50-80

1645

1646

1645 † Mysore (Period of British Protectorate), Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Mysore, AH (12)14 Year 39, AH (12)21 Year 45, AH (12)21 Year 47, AH (12)23 Year 64, AH 1224 Year 74, AH 1226 Year 94, AH 1229 Year 96, AH 1234 Year 98, AH (1)234 Year 39 (KM C207), and Nagar mint, Year 46 (KM C207a). Very fine to extremely fine. (10) £150-200 Rupees of Nagar are much scarcer than those of Mysore, a fact not reflected in the prices in the new SAC.

1646 † Mysore, Silver Rupees (10), in the name of Shah ‘Alam, Mysore, AH (12)14 Year 39, AH 1225 Year 74, AH 1234 Year 99, AH (12)37(?) Year 48, AH 1238 Year 37, AH (1)242 Year 35, AH 1248 Year 48, Year 47, Year 48 (C207), and Nagar mint, Year 46 (KM C207a). Very fine to extremely fine. (10) £150-200


1647 † Mysore, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Mysore, Year 39 (KM C206). Extremely fine, toned and rare. £150-200

1648

1648

1649

1648 † Mysore, Silver ¼-Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Mysore, AH 1221 Year 45, Year 45 (KM C205). Good very fine and very scarce. (2) £100-120 The new SAC prices the ¼-Rupees lower than the corresponding Rupees, despite the fact that the ¼-Rupees are very scarce and the Rupees are common.

1649 † Mysore, Silver ¼-Rupees (Pavali) (7), AH 1214, AH 1229, AH 1243, AH 1244, AH 1246, AH 1247, AH 1248, obv Chamundi (KM C202), ⅔-Pavali and ⅓-Pavali (KM C201, 200). Very fine to extremely fine, a couple of coins with tone. (9) £120-150 1650 † Mysore, Dewan Purnaiya (1799-1810 AD), Copper 6½-Cash (4), 12½-Cash and 25-Cash (4), obv Sardula (KM C185, 186, 187); other Cash Coins (25) (including KM A15, 20, 149.1, 153, 157, 162, 164.27, 165.8, 165.9, 165.11, 165.20, 165.27). Fine to very fine. (34) £80-100

1651 † Mysore, Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1799-1868 AD), Gold Pagoda, obv Shiva and Parvati seated facing, rev three-line legend “Sri Krishna raja”, 3.37g (KM 210; M 1024-5). Extremely fine. £120-150 1652 † Mysore, Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1810-1868 AD), Copper 5-Cash (5), 10-Cash (3), 20-Cash (4) (KM C171, 171a.2, 171b, 174, 174a, 177, 177a, 177b). Fine to good very fine. (12) £70-90 1653 † Mysore, Krishna Raja Wodeyar, Copper 20-Cash (13), 1833, 1834 (2), 1835 (2), 1836 (2), 1837 (2), 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841 (KM C193.1, 193.2), 10-Cash (12), 1834/3 (2), 1835 (2), 1838, 1839/8, 1839 (2), 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 (KM C192.1, 192.2), 5-Cash (7), 1834 (2), 1836, 1837, 1841, 1842, 1843 (KM C191.1, 191.2), 2½-Cash, 1840 (KM C190.2). Fine to good very fine. (33) £120-150

1654 † Nabha, Jaswant Singh (VS 1840-1897; 1783-1840 AD), Gold Mohur, in the name of Ahmad Shah Durrani, VS (18)89, sprig mintmark to the left of the date, 10.56g (Mohur not listed in KM, cf Rupee C20.3). Extremely fine and rare. £600-800

1655 † Nabha, Jaswant Singh, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Ahmad Shah Durrani, VS (18)82, VS (18)84, VS (18)91 (KM C20.3). Very fine to good very fine, scarce. (3) £150-200


1656 † Nabha, Bharpur Singh, Silver Rupee, date off flan, Sikh legends (KM Y1.1); Hira Singh, Silver Rupee, VS 1928, Sikh legends (KM Y2). Very fine to good very fine, scarce. (2) £120-150

1657 † Narwar, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)77 Year 4, AH 1187 Year 15 (KM 16), AH 1197 Year 28, without lotus bud (variety not in KM), AH 1201 Year 29, AH 1203 Year 31 (KM 20). Good very fine to extremely fine. (5) £150-200

1658 † Nawanagar, Gold ½-Kori, struck during the reign of Vibhaji (1852-1894 AD), 3.26g (KM 11). Extremely fine and rare. £500-800

1659 † Nawanagar, Gold Kori, struck during the reign of Vibhaji (1852-1894 AD), 6.42g (KM 12). Extremely fine and rare. £800-1000 1660 † Nawanagar, Silver 5-Koris (5), VS 1946, VS 1947, VS 1948, VS 1949, VS 1950 (KM 22, 23), 2½-Koris (2), VS 1949, VS 1950 (KM 21), 3-Koris (KM 5, 10), Koris (2), VS 1935, VS 1936 (KM 20), ½-Koris (3) (KM 4, 10), Dhinglos (4) (KM 3, 8), Dokdos (6) (KM 2, 14), Trambiyo (KM 6), 3-Dokda (2), VS 1928, VS 1942 (KM 17, 19), 2-Dokda (3), VS 1943 (2), VS 1956 (KM 18, 27), Trambiyo, VS (1)956 (KM 24). Very fine to extremely fine, some scarce. (32) £250-300 1661 † Orchha, Silver Rupees (8), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1211 Year 39, AH 1211 Year 41, AH 1211 Year 44, AH 1214 Year 42, AH 1216 Year 44, AH 1216 Year 46, AH 1218(?) Year 47, AH 1232 Year 40 (KM C32), Rupees (4), in the name of Muhammad Akbar, AH ”1219” Year 2, AH 1234 Year 11, AH 1274 Year 40, Year 41 (KM C42), ¼-Rupees (2), AH (12)33 Year 5x, Year 4 or 4x (KM C30), Copper Paisas (4), AH 1211 Year 41, AH 1211 Year 44, AH 1216 Year 4x, AH (12)32 Year 3x (KM C25, 38), ½-Paisas (2), AH (12)33 (KM C37). Mostly very fine to good very fine. (19) £140-180 1662 † Partabgarh, Silver Rupees (13), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Deogarh, AH 1184 Year 11, AH 1185 Year 12 (2), AH 1189 Year 16, AH 1190 Year 17, AH 1191 Year 18, AH 1192 Year 18, AH 1193 Year 21 (2), AH 1195 Year 22, AH 1197 Year 24, AH 1197 Year 27, AH 1198; “1199” series in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (2), ½-Rupees (2) (KM 13, 12); “1236” series in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Silver Rupees (2), ½-Rupee (KM 23, 22); “Dosti London” series, Silver Rupees (2), ½-Rupees (3), ¼-Rupees (5), ⅛-Rupees (2) (KM 33-36), Copper Coins (7) (KM 30.1, 30.2, 31.1, 31.2, 40). Generally very fine, some better. (36) £250-300


1663 † Partabgarh, Square Silver Nazarana Rupees (2), AH 1236 Year 4(5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1236 Year 4(5), “Dosti London” issue (KM 25, 37). Good very fine, one with some red adhesion, scarce. (2) £180-220

1664

1665

1664 † Patiala, Early Gold Mohur, undated, without any mintmark to the left of the swad mark apart from a group of four dots, which may be part of the flower mintmark found on the coins of Amar Singh, Durrani legend, 10.73g (KM -). About extremely fine and rare. £500-700 1665 † Patiala, Bhupindar Singh (1900-1937 AD), Gold ⅓-Mohur, VS (19)58, rev frozen legends of Ahmad Shah Durrani, dagger at left, 3.71g (KM 15). Good extremely fine. £500-800

1666

1667

1668

1666 † Patiala, Bhupindar Singh, Gold 1/6-Mohur, VS(19)58, rev frozen legends of Ahmad Shah Durrani, dagger, 1.86g (KM 14). Good extremely fine. £500-800 1667 † Patiala, Yadvindar Singh (1937-1948 AD), Gold 2/3-Mohur, VS (19)94, rev frozen legends of Ahmad Shah Durrani, bayoneted rifle, 7.44g (KM 31). Good extremely fine. £500-800 1668 † Patiala, Yadvindar Singh, Gold 1/6-Mohur, VS (19)94, rev frozen legends of Ahmad Shah Durrani, bayoneted rifle at left, 1.87g (KM 29). Mint state. £500-800

1669 † Patiala, Mahindar Singh (1862-1876 AD), Gold Mohur, undated, rev Ahmad Shah Durrani legends, halbard blade at left, 10.683g (type not listed in KM/SAC for gold, but from the same dies as the Rupee KM Y3). Good extremely fine. £1000-1500

1670 † Patiala, Silver Rupees (8), Amar Singh (2) (KM C10), Sahib Singh, VS (1)854 (KM C -), Karm Singh (3) (KM C30.1, 30.7, 31), Rajindar Singh (2), one dated VS (19)43 (KM Y6). Good fine to about extremely fine, the Sahib Singh coin very scarce. (8) £180-220


1671 † Patiala, Silver Rupees (8), Amar Singh (2) (KM C10), Karm Singh (4), one dated VS (18)94 (KM C30.6, 30.7, -), Rajindar Singh (2), one dated VS (19)48. Very fine to good very fine, the dated Karm Singh Rupee very scarce. (8) £180-220 last ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 395, part

1672 † Porbandar, Silver Kori, ½-Kori, Dokdo (2), Trambiyo (KM C38, 37, 32, 31); Pudukottai, Amman Cash (3) (KM 3, 6); Sailana, Copper Paisas (6) (KM 5, 13, 14); Sitamau, Copper Paisa, VS 1944 (KM 10), Paisa (2), 1892 (KM 15), Fractional Paisa, 3.63g (as KM 5 but heavier); Sirmur, Paisa of Fath Prakash, Nahan mint, VS 1877 (KM 11); Garhwal, Timasha in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Srinagar mint, Year 2 (KM C10). Mostly very fine, some scarce. (20) £120-150

1673

1674

1673 † Radhanpur, Zorawar Khan, Silver Rupees (4), in the name of Queen Victoria, AH 1287/1870 AD, AH 1287/1871 AD, AH 1288/1871 AD (2) (KM 11), ½-Rupee, AH 1286/1869 AD (KM 10); 100-Falus, AH 1286/1869 AD (KM 6). Very fine or better; scarce. (6) £250-300 1674 † Radhanpur, Zorawar Khan, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Queen Victoria, AH 1289/1871 AD, AH 1289/1872 AD (KM 11), AH 1299/1881 AD (KM 28), Copper Paisas (3) (KM 3, 16); Rajkot, Medallic Silver Coin, 1945, probably a restrike (KM Y1a). Rupees very fine, some toning and red adhesions on one, the Rajkot piece practically as struck with very slight tone. (7) £140-180

1675 † Rajkot, Gold Mohur, 1945, struck during the reign of Dharmendra Singhij, obv sunrise, RAJKOT STATE, rev arms, RAJKOT 1945, original striking, 7.985g (KM Y1). About uncirculated. £1000-1500 There are restrikes and modern restrikes of these coins. Earlier restrikes were made from the original dies, whilst later restrikes were made from different dies. The original dies are distinguished by the shape of the little ornament on the middle prongs of the tridents: they are diamond-shaped. On the later restrikes the ornaments are round. The present coin has diamond-shaped ornaments and thus was struck from the original dies. It is reported that early restrikes from the original dies have a couple of lines visible at 11 o’clock on the obverse, not visible on the present coin. Thus the present coin would appear to be an original striking.

1676 † Rewa, Commemorative Gold Mohur, to mark the accession of Gulab Singh, VS 1975 (= 1918 AD), obv arms with small lions supporters, rev Nagari legends and date, 11.84g (KM XM5). Crude as usual, extremely fine. £1000-1500


1677 † Rewa, Commemorative Gold ½-Mohur, to mark the accession of Gulab Singh (1918-1946 AD), VS 1975 (= 1918 AD), obv arms with small lions supporters, rev Nagari legends and date, 4.41g (KM XM3). Crude as usual, extremely fine though double-struck, the reverse seems to have been cleaned to remove some black tone. £1500-2000 The weight of these ½-Mohurs is reported to vary between 4.4g and 5.4g. The present coin is at the lower end of the range.

1678 † Rewah, Raghuraj Singh, Silver Accession Rupee, VS 1975, thick flan (KM 31); Jai Singh Deo, Copper Paisa (KM C21); Vishvanath Singh, Copper 2-Paisa (KM C34); Raghuraj Singh, “Agent Bushby” Paisa and 2-Paisa (KM C45, 46.1). Rupee extremely fine with slight toning, the copper, fine to very fine, all scarce. (5) £150-200

1679

1680

1679 † Rohillas, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Najibabad, AH (11)81 Year 8, 10.80g (KM 100). Good very fine, some test marks on edge, scarce. £500-700 1680 † Rohillas, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Najibabad, Year 13, 10.83g (KM 100). Brilliant extremely fine. £500-700 1681 † Rohillas, Silver Rupees (9), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Anwala (2), Year 2, AH (1)175 Year 3 (KM 16.1), Bareily Bisauli, AH 1183 Year 11 (KM 56.2), Muradabad, AH 1176 Year 4 (KM 76.3), Najibabad (2), Year 2, AH (1)185 Year 12 (KM 96.1, 96.2), Mustafabad (3), AH 1184 Year 11, AH 1185 Year 12, AH 1185 Year 13 (KM KM 126.1, 126.2). Very fine to extremely fine. (9) £200-220 1682 † Rohillas, Silver Rupees (8), in the name of ‘Alamgir II (2), Bareily, AH 117x Year 5 (KM 32), Muradabad, AH 1172 Year 6 (KM 76.9); in the name of Shah ‘Alam II (6), Anwala, Year 3 (KM 16.1), Najibabad (3), Year 8, AH 1182 Year 10, Year 12 (KM 96.2), Nasrullanagar, Year 14 (KM 106), Mustafabad, AH 1184 Year 12 (KM 126.1). Very fine to extremely fine. (8) £180-220 1683 † Rohillas, Silver Rupees (3), Muhammadnagar Tanda, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1184 Year 12, AH (118)5 Year 12 (2) (KM 136.1, 136.2). Good fine to good very fine. (3) £80-100 KM list Muhammadnagar Tanda under Awadh but, in so doing, have confused this Rohilla mint with another town called Tanda, which was located in Awadh

1684 † Rohillas, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Najibabad, all with upright dagger mintmark, AH (118)8 Year 15 (2), AH (119)4 Year 22, AH 1198 Year 25, AH (11)99 Year 26 (KM 1161, under Awadh); Rupee, Nasrullanagar, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1185 Year 12 (KM 106). Very fine to extremely fine. (6) £120-150 The series of Najibabad Rupees with the dagger mintmark and with dates after Najibabad passed to Awadh were without doubt Rohilla issues struck at another mint, mostly likely the Rohilla stronghold of Ghausgarh.


1685 † Rohillas, Inayat Khan, Silver Broad-flan Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Itawa, Year 4, AH 118x Year 7 (KM 66); Mustafabad, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)84 Year 12, AH 1185 Year 13, AH (1)186 Year 14 (KM 126.2, unlisted date). The Itawa coins very fine, second with traces of mount, the others extremely fine, Year 14 Rupee rare. (5) £140-180

1686

1687

1686 † Sailana, ¼-Anna, 1908, one year type (KM 15). Uncirculated with a little mint red.

£300-400

1687 † Sailana, George V, Copper ¼-Anna, 1912 (KM 16), other copper coins (3), VS 7391 (retrograde for 1937), 1940, 1941 (KM 11,12, 13); Barmawal, Raja Handa Singh, Hanuman Paisa (KM 1). First good extremely fine, much original lustre, the copper very fine, last very scarce. (5) £120-150

1688 † Sikhs, Gold Rupee, Multan, VS 1905, issued by Diwan Mulraj, 0.64g (KM 87). Very fine, scarce.

1689

£300-400

1690

1689 † Sikhs, Silver Rupees (6), Amritsar, VS 1875, VS 1876, VS 1877 (2), VS 1879, VS 1882 (KM 20.1; Herrli 01.07.04). Very fine to extremely fine. (6) £120-150 1690 † Sikhs, Silver Rupees (8), Amritsar, VS 1884 Year 85 (2), 1884 Year 90, 1884 Year 92, 1885 Year 94, 1885 Year 95, 1885 Year 96, 1885 Year 97 (KM 21.1, 22.1; Herrli 01.10.04, 01.11.04). Very fine to extremely fine, some with toning. (8) £150-180

1691 † Sikhs, Silver Rupee, Anandghar, VS 1841, rev ahd at the bottom (KM 30; Herrli 02.02.04). Good extremely fine, toned, a superb specimen. £200-300


1692 † Sikhs, Silver Rupee, Nimak, VS 1905 (KM 88; Herrli 03.01.04). Very fine but has been somewhat harshly cleaned, now with some toning, very scarce. £400-500 The Nimak Rupees have in the past been attributed to a mint at Pind Dadan Khan on the River Jhelum, and to Miani, a town a little to the south of the former, but there is, as yet, no concensus about their actual place of minting.

1693 † Sikhs, Silver Rupee, Peshawar, VS 1892 (KM 98.2; Herrli 13.02.04). Extremely fine, toned.

£150-200

1694 † Sikhs, Silver Rupee, Peshawar, VS 1892 (KM 98.2; Herrli 130.02.04), Copper pseudo-Sikh machine-struck Token, date “1840” (Herri 04.20), Copper Paisa, Amritsar, 11.45g, VS 1885 type (KM 7.2; Herrli 01.34), Paisa, leaf of uncertain attribution, and a Sri Ragunathji Paisa, Jammu (Herrli p.218). The Rupee very fine, the token practically as struck with some original lustre, the others about very fine to good very fine. (5) £140-180 Although, in the past, the token has been described as a coin or as a pattern, it would appear to be nothing more than a token imitating certain aspects of Sikh coinage but with garbled inscriptions. It does, however, remain a curiosity and the present specimen is one of the best preserved seen by the cataloguer. The Jammu Paisa gives the appearance of a Sikh coin but was actually issued by the Doghra rulers.

1695 † Sind Amirs of Khairpur, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Mahmud Shah Durrani, Bhakkar mint, AH 1250, AH 1255 (KM 10, 10.10); Copper Paisa, Shikarpur, AH 1255 (KM C30.1); Tonk, Rupee in the names of Queen Victoria and Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Khan, AH 1307/18xx (KM Y20), ¼-Rupee AH 1317 (KM Y18), ⅛-Rupee, AH (13)10 (KM Y17), Copper Paisa, 15.66g, Sironj, AH 1236 (KM -); Pice (2), AH 1350 Year 1932 (KM 29, 29a). Generally very fine, last two practically as struck with much lustre. (9) £80-100 1696 † Sind, British Occupation, Silver Rupees (7), in the name of Mahmud Shah Durrani, AH (12)59 (3), with lion, AH (12)62, AH (12)66, AH (12)68 (2), AH (1)269 (KM C11, 12). Very fine to extremely fine. (8) £150-200

1697 † Surat Nawabs, Gold Mohur, in the name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, no date visible, mintname off-flan, but with flower mintmark typical of Surat, 10.87g (not in KM or SACC). Very fine, some test marks on edge, probably very rare. £600-800 The attribution of this coin to the Nawabs of Surat is tentative. The style and mintmark are similar to that found on the Nawab issues. However, the initial alif of the ruler’s name looks more like the numeral 1, and to the right of that is another numeral 1. It is possible that this coin is part of a series of Surat imitation issues made and circulated in the Bhaunagar area. Jan Lingen (JONS 200, 2009, “Bhaunagar, also a mint for gold and silver”) has suggested that certain coins with mintname Surat struck in the name of Shah Jahan III were struck in that area. It is therefore possible that this coin was also struck there. See also the next lot.


1698 † Surat, Gold ⅔-Mohur, 7.90g, mintname Surat, Year 51 (or 52); Rupees (2), Surat, in the name of Shah ‘Alam, Year 50, Year 5x. First good very fine, trace of mount on edge, the others very fine. (3) £600-800 Surat-type Rupees in the name of Shah ‘Alam II with posthumous Regnal Years 50, 51 and possibly 52, have been known for some time and have proved enigmatic. There have been various suggestions as to who may have issued them ranging from the local Nawabs, the French, to the Marathas, while it has been assumed that they were not struck by the East India Company. There has not been any documentary evidence to support any of these possible attributions. Another gold coin of this type was sold was sold in a Noble Numismatics auction in 2010 (for A$4200) as an issue of the Bombay Presidency. Both that coin and the present gold coin with its unusual weight do not seem to be in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, from the little that can be seen of the ruler’s name. It looks more like Ahmad or Muhammad Shah. They could be jewellery imitations, though one would have to ask why engrave a posthumous regnal year rather than the usual year 46 of the EIC coinage. Another possibility is that these gold pieces and the series of Rupees were also struck in the Bhaunagar area for circulation there. The Rupees usually have a rather debased appearance, though that would need to be tested.

1699 † Surat Nawabs, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah Jahan III, ahd (Year 1). Very fine, scarce. (2) £120-150 This issue has now, for some unaccountable reason, been listed under the Bombay Presidency in the new South Asian Coin Catalogue. There is no AH date visible on either of these two coins (the date is placed right at the top of the obverse, hence usually off the coin or only partly visible) so it is not certain whether these are Nawab issues or examples of those which Jan Lingen believes were struck in Bhaunagar (see above).

1700 † Surat, Nawabs, Silver Rupees (9), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Years 7, 19, 28, 2x (2), 38, 39, date off flan (2) (KM 724, listed under Mughals). Fine to very fine, scarce with clear regnal years. (9) £140-180 all ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 458

1701 † Surat, Mughal and Nawabs, Silver ½-Rupees (11), in the name of Muhammad Shah, Years 8, 9, 11, 14 (2), 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29 (KM 433.4). Very fine or better. (11) £100-150 The mintname on most of these coins is off flan so it is possible that one or two of them could be Mumbai ½-Rupees.

1702 † Surat and area, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Farrukhsiyar Year 6; other ½-Rupees (4), Ahmad Shah Bahadur, AH 116x Year 3, ‘Alamgir II Year 4, Shah ‘Alam II Year 7, another, Year 2, possibly Mumbai, ruler’s name off flan; and ½-Rupee, 1825 (KM 217.1); ¼-Rupees (3), Year 10, Year 11, and one with date mostly off flan, ruler’s name also off flan, no mintname visible on any of these coins. Very fine to extremely fine. (9) £80-100

1703 † Tehri Garhwal, Sudarshan Shah (VS 1872-1906; AD 1815-1859), machine-struck Gold Mohur, VS 1872, rev mention of Badrinath 11.65g (KM A2). Extremely fine and very rare. £3000-4000 These pieces must have been struck on at least two occasions as they occur firstly as hand-struck coins with normal Mohur weight of around 10.8g, and secondly as machine-struck coins with the full legends visible at the same weight as used by the British for their Mohurs after 1835. It is likely, therefore, that the latter were struck in or after 1835. The Badrinath cited on the coins presumably refers to the famous Hindu temple situated near the source of the Alakananda river, one of the main branches of the Ganges. Before the Gorkha conquest, the temple had been within the boundaries of the Garhwal kingdom, but after 1815 it was in the part of Garhwal ruled directly by the British. For more information and possible reasons for striking these coins see “The Gold Coins of Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Garhwal” by Nicholas Rhodes in ONS Newsletter 134.


1704 † Travancore, Rama Varma V (ME 1057-1062; 1880-1885 AD), Gold ½-Sovereign, ME 1057/1881 AD, obv bust of Rama Varma V three-quarters right wearing an ornate turban, 1881 below, rev arms of Travancore with two elephants, trunks raised over conch shell, inscription around, 3.992g (KM 31). Good extremely fine. £1500-2000

1705 † Travancore, Rama Varma V, Gold Sovereign, ME 1057/1881 AD, obv bust of Rama Varma V threequarters right wearing an ornate turban, 1881 below, rev arms of Travancore with two elephants, trunks raised over conch shell, inscription around, 7.99g (KM 32). Good extremely fine. £3000-4000

1706 † Travancore, Bala Rama Varma II (ME 1101-1126; 1924-1949 AD), Proof Restrike “Chuckram”, off metal strike in gold, no date (1939-1940), 11.70g (KM 60). Mint state. £2000-3000 While these dies were produced at Heaton, there are some off-metal strikes, which is unusual for them at this stage in their striking career.

1707 † Travancore, Gold ¼-Pagoda, 1870-1931, legend reads “Sri Patmanabha” - the National Deity, rev conch shell, 0.64g (KM X9). Slight edge crack, otherwise mint state. £250-350 This is part of the Tulabraham medallic presentation coinage which was distributed to the Brahmins during the weighing of the Maharajah.


1708

1709

1708 † Travancore, Gold ½-Pagoda, 1870-1931, legend reads “Sri Patmanabha” - the National Deity, rev conch shell, 1.27g (KM X10). Weakly struck, otherwise mint state. £400-600 This is part of the Tulabraham medallic presentation coinage which was distributed to the Brahmins during the weighing of the Maharajah.

1709 † Travancore, Gold Pagoda, 1870-1931, legend reads “Sri Patmanabha” - the National Deity, rev conch shell, 2.54g (KM X11). Two weak spots on edge, probably due to strike, otherwise good extremely fine. £400-600 This is part of the Tulabraham medallic presentation coinage which was distributed to the Brahmins during the weighing of the Maharajah.

1710 † Travancore, Rama Varma VI, Silver ½-Rupees (9), 1889, ME 1084, 1085, 1087 (2), 1103, 1106, 1107 (2); Bala Rama Varma II, Silver ½-Rupees (3), ME 1112, 1118, 1121 (KM 38, 53, 63, 67). Mostly extremely fine to good extremely fine. (12) £180-220 1711 † Travancore, Silver ½-Rupees (3), ME 1114, ME 1116, ME 1118 (KM 64, 67), ¼-Rupee, ME 1112 (KM 62), Gold Fanams (3), ME 1112, ME 1116, ME 1121 (KM 61, 65), Chuckram (3), ME 1114 (2), no date (KM 60), 8-Cash (KM 59), Cash (KM 57), Gold Fanams (4) and ½-Fanam, various types. Very fine to good extremely fine, some with lustre. (17) £120-150

1712 † Travancore, Bala Rama Varma II, Proof 4-Cash, no date, and Proof Fanam, ME 1116 (KM 65, 58). Uncirculated Proofs, second with a small area of discolouration and slight surface marking. (2) £120-150 1713 † Travancore, An Assortment of Coins (60), including Rama Varma VI, Silver ¼-Rupees (6), 1889, ME 1082, 1085, 1087, 1103, 1106, Fanams (4), undated, ME 1096 (2), ME 1099, 2-Chukrams (2) (KM 45, 55, 51, 44, 50); Bala Rama Vamra II, Silver ¼-Rupees (2), ME 1112, 1116, Fanam, ME 1118 (KM 37, 52, 62, 66, 65); Rama Varma IV, Velli Fanam (1), undated (KM 22, 24.1 (10)); Gold Viraraya Fanam, Silver Viraraya Fanam, 2-Chuckram (KM 8), Chuckram (4) (KM 1, 21), ½-Chuckram (KM 7). Generally very fine to extremely fine. (60) £250-300

1714

1715

1714 † Tripura, Ananta Manikya (1564-1567 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1486, Vishnu seated crosslegged, supported by Garuda, legend Sri Sri Yu/tananta Mani/kya Deva (RB 128; KM 73). Good very fine, very rare. £300-400 1715 † Tripura, Udaya Manikya (1567-1573 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1489, citing Queen Hira, obv lion to left, dot in front, legend Sri Sri Yutoda/ya Manikya/ Deva Sri Hira Maha Devyau (RB 133; KM 79). Very fine and scarce. £100-150


1716

1717

1716 † Tripura, Jaya Manikya (1573-1577 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1495, citing Queen Subhadra, obv lion to left, dot before and below lion’s mouth, legend Sri Sri Yuta/ Jaya Manikya/ Deva Sri Subha/dra Maha Devyau (RB 151; KM 85). Good very fine, some light toning, scarce. £100-150 1717 † Tripura, Amar Manikya (1577-1586 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1499, citing Queen Amaravati, obv lion to left, pointed pellet above standard, pellet below lion’s head, legend Sri Sri Yutama/ra Manikya De/va Sri Amarava/ti Maha Devyau (RB 157; KM 90). Very fine, scarce. £80-100

1718

1719

1718 † Tripura, Amar Manikya, Silver Tanka, SE 1502, citing Queen Amaravati, obv lion to left, standard type i, legend Digbijayi Sri Sri/ Yutamara Mani/kya Deva Sri Ama/ravati Devyau (RB 164; KM 91). Very fine and scarce. £80-100 The legend on this type begins with the word Digvijayi which translates as “Conqueror of the World” and reflects some military success gained by this ruler.

1719 † Tripura, Rajadhara Manikya (1586-1599 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1508, citing Queen Satyavati, obv lion to left, legend Sri Sri Yuta raja/dhara Manikya/ Deva Sri Satyava/ti Maha Devyau (RB184; KM 97). Good very fine, scarce. £80-100

1720

1721

1720 † Tripura, Yaso Manikya (second reign, 1600-1618 AD), Silver Tanka, SE1522, citing Queen Lakshmi Deva, obv Krishna standing on lion facing left and playing flute, one gopi on the right, legend Sri Sri Yuta Ya/so Manikya/ Deva Sri La/kshmi Maha Devyau (RB 192; KM 108). About extremely fine with some toning, very rare. £250-300 The Tankas of this ruler with a single gopi are much rarer than the type with two gopis.

1721 † Tripura, Yaso Manikya, second reign, Silver Tanka, SE 1522, citing Queens Gauri and Lakshmi, obv Krishna standing on lion facing left and playing flute, one gopi on each side of Krishna, legend Sri Sri Yuta Ya/so Manikya De/va Sri Gauri La/kshmi Mahadevyah (RB 196-197; KM 109). Good very fine with a little toning, scarce. £120-150

1722 † Tripura, Govinda Manikya (1660-1661 AD and 1667-1676 AD), Silver ⅛-Tanka, undated, obv lion to left, legend Sri Go/vindah (RB 214; KM 132). Very fine, rare. £80-100


1723

1725

1724

1723 † Tripura, Ratna Manikya II (1685-1693 and 1695-1712 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1607, citing Queen Satyavati, obv lion to left, legend Sivah/ Kalika Pade Sri/Sri Yuta Ranta Mani/kya Deva Sri Satya/vati Maha Devyau (RB 222; KM 167). Nice very fine, rare. £150-200 1724 † Tripura, Ratna Manikya II, Silver ¼-Tanka, SE 1607, obv lion to left, legend Sri Sri Yu/ta Ra/tna Devah, Shiva Ling in middle line (RB 224; KM 164). About extremely fine, toned, rare. £100-150 1725 † Tripura, Dharma Manikya (1714-17?? AD and 1728-1739 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1636, citing Queen Dharmasila, obv lion to left, legend Siva Durga Pade/ Sri Sri Yuta Dharma Ma/nikya Deva Sri Dharma/sila Maha Devyau (RB 236; KM 199). About extremely fine. £150-200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 470, part

1726

1727

1728

1726 † Tripura, Dharma Manikya, Silver ¼-Tanka, SE 1636, obv lion to left, legend Sri Sri Yu/ta Dha/rma Devah, Shiva Ling in middle line (RB 239; KM 196). Very fine and rare. £80-100 1727 † Tripura, Krishna Manikya (1760-1761 AD and 1767-1783 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1682, citing Queen Jahnavi, obv lion to left, legend Siva Durga Pa/de Sri Sri Yuta/ Krishna Manikya/ Deva Sri Jahna/vi Maha Devyau (RB254; KM 228). About very fine and very rare. £150-200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 470, part

1728 † Tripura, Durga Manikya (1809-1821 AD), Silver Tanka, SE 1731, citing Queen Sumitra, obv lion to left, legend Kali Pade/Sri Sri Yuta Durga/ Manikya Deva Sri/mati Sumitra/ Maha Devyau (RB 264; KM 275). Good very fine with some toning, very rare. £250-300

1729

1729

1729 † Tripura, Vira Vikrama Kishora Deb Barman (1923-1947 AD), Silver Rupee, TE 1337, obv bust of ruler to left, legend around Pancha Sri Maharaja Manikya Vira Vikrama Kishora Deb Barman Bahadur, rev lion rampant facing left with trident issuing from back, milled edge (RB 302; KM 406). Extremely fine and scarce. £150-200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 479, part

1730 † Tripura, Vira Vikrama Kishora Deb Barman, Silver Rupee, TE 1341, citing Queen Kanchan Prabha, obv legend in six lines Radha Krishna Pade/ Panch Sri Yukta Maharaja/ Vira Vikrama Kishora / Manikya/Sri Srimati Maharani/ Kanchan Prabha Maha Devi, rev lion rampant facing left, trident issuing from back. About extremely fine and scarce. £100-150 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot lot 479, part


East India Company

1731 † Bengal Presidency, Prinsep’s Coinage, Copper 1/16-Annas (2), AH 1195, both die axis ↑↓ (Pr 200, 201; KM 120, 121). Extremely fine and uncirculated with a touch of mint red and a few toning spots. (2) £100-150

1732 † Bengal Presidency, Prinsep’s Coinage, Copper ⅛-Annas (2), AH 1195, both die axis ↑↓ (Pr 197,198; KM 122, 198). About extremely fine and uncirculated with a touch of mint red, a lovely pair. (2) £150-200 first ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 656 (part)

1733 † Bengal Presidency, Copper ½-Pice (2), struck 1796, 30mm, and Pice, 1795-1831, 30mm (Pr 204 (2), 209; KM 53 (2), 57), extremely fine with some mint red, the other ½-Pice has a brassy look, about extremely fine, the Pice uncirculated with a little mint red; Copper ½-Pice (2), 26mm, 4.29g, and 23mm, 4.43g (Pr 212; KM 51), very fine and extremely fine. (5) £100-150 second ex Wiggins collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 656 (part)

1734 † Bengal Presidency, Copper ½-Pice, 1809 (Pr 307; KM A54). Very fine, uneven toning.

1735

£50-80

1736

1735 † Bengal Presidency, Copper ½-Pice, 1831, with the small design of KM 57 but struck on a 28mm flan, possibly a test strike of new dies on a planchet that was ‘available’, leaving borders that are only 2mm to 3mm wide (as Pr 209(?); cf KM 57). Very fine. £100-150 1736 † Bengal Presidency, ¼-Anna, AH 1195, die axis ↑↓, 23.6mm, 7.46g (Pr 194; KM 124). Unusually nice for issue with a full strike and almost complete edge beading both sides, good extremely fine, some mint red and some verdigris. £80-120


1737 † Bengal Presidency, Prinsep’s Coinage, Copper ¼-Anna, AH 1195, the two Pridmore 194 are die axis ↑↓ and die axis ↑↑; the two Pridmore 195 are very different in the style of writing used, the one with the large stars uses the entire planchet, whilst the other, with small stars, has a more concise script which is crowded toward the centre, especially on the obverse, these have a die axis which is 90° off the usual axis (Pr 194 (2), 195 (2); KM 124 (2), 125 (2)).. First and third extremely fine, the others fine or better. (4) £100-150 There are almost certainly a lot more varieties to be discovered and acknowledged for these Prinsep coins.

1738 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Pice, 1829 (Pr 207; KM 56). Nice uncirculated, with some mint red.

£100-150

1739 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Pice (5), Benares mint, 1775-1800, Year 19, Year 23, the fish with barbels can be seen under the date, Year 28, fish is now on the opposite side to the date, Year 38, trident is on both sides, Year 42, trisul on both sides and fish without barbels (Pr 295, 296, Year 42 not listed; PS 7.156, 7.160, this recorded as “none known”, 7.165, 7.169, -; KM 15, cf 16). Generally about very fine to very fine for issue, all crude but dates fairly clear, an interesting group of coins that are very rarely seen. (5) £200-300

1740 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Pice, c.1816, Year 45, struck at Farrukhabad (Pr 335a; KM 64). About extremely fine, rare. £200-300 There have been some catalogues that state there were two of these known, there are more than that, perhaps up to 10-20 pieces known. But still probably the rarest of all the Pice pieces listed.

1741 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Pice (2), c.1820, first die axis ↑↓, second die axis ↑↑ (Pr 336; KM 65), very fine and uncirculated with some mint red; Copper Pice (2), c.1820, Sagar mint, varieties with different die axes and size of trident on the reverse (Pr 337; KM 71), both about very fine; Copper Pice (2), c.1820, first 21mm, second 24mm (Pr 338; KM 72), both extremely fine; Copper Pice, c.1820, with stars in place of the diamonds (Pr 339; KM A65), extremely fine. (7) £300-500 second and fifth ex Pridmore collection, with tickets


1742 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Pice (4), 1821-1829 (Pr 309, 310 (2), 312; KM 27, 28 (2), 30). Generally extremely fine or nearly so, first with a little mint red, the third double struck, this about very fine. (4) £100-150

1743 † Bengal Presidency, Prinsep’s Coinage, Copper ½-Annas (5), AH 1195, all different, 25mm - 27mm, one with die axis ↑↑, the others die axis ↑↓, one has quatrefoils in place of stars, and one has five diamonds at 2 o’clock on the obverse rather than the usual three, one has the strong denticles on most of both sides that we see on the proofs of this series (Pr 192; KM 127). Generally very fine. (5) £150-200 An interesting little lot for the variety collector. There are likely to be a number of other varieties in the series that could be added to those in this lot.

1744 † Bengal Presidency, Copper ½-Annas (2), 1831-1835, one with die axis ↑↓, the other with die axis ↑↑ (Pr 213; KM 59). Both uncirculated with some mint red, a very attractive pair. (2) £200-300

1745 † Bengal Presidency, Copper ½-Anna Obverse Brockage and Pice, 1831-1835 (Pr 213, 215; KM 59, 58). First a very strong strike, extremely fine, the Pice red and brown uncirculated. (2) £200-300

1746 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/32-Rupee, with part legend of Shah ‘Alam II, Murshidabad type, Year 15, 0.36g (PS 2.162; not listed in Pridmore or KM). Extremely fine. £800-1200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 622 This coin was clearly struck from special dies.


1747 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Anna, Kalkata mint, AH 1177, 28.52g (PS 2.197; Pr 188; KM 18). About very fine for issue and very rare. £400-600 ex Baldwin’s Auction 50, 24 April 2007, lot 716

1748

1749

1748 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, AH 1172, Year 5, 7.1g (PS 2.105; Pr 13; KM 4). Very fine, though a little dirty. £200-300 1749 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 6 (as Pr 13, date not listed; KM 4; same style and design as the Wiggins example of the same date that sold for £110, see Baldwin’s Auctions 25, lot 617). Very fine, “6” of date well centred. £200-300

1750

1751

1750 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 7 (PS 2.107). Good very fine.

£200-300

1751 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 9 (PS 2.109; Pr 101; KM 80.1). Very fine. £200-300

1752

1753

1752 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, AH 118x, Year 11, struck 1771-1777 (Pr 130; KM 80.2). Very fine. £150-200 1753 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 1x (Pr 132; KM 80.2). Good very fine. £200-300

1754

1755

1754 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, AH 118x, Year 15(?) (Pr 133; KM 80.2). Very fine.

£200-300

It is difficult to be certain of the RY date, but the “1” and half of a circle is evident. The “118” is a nice addition.

1755 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 19 (PS 2.194; Pr 152; KM 80.3). Very fine, “19” is well centred. £120-180


1756

1757

1756 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 21 (PS 7.134; Pr 284; KM 32). Good very fine. £150-200 Pridmore was not able to see enough of these dates on these small coins to be able to list them. It is nice to be able to confirm another date besides the 17/49 which he has illustrated.

1757 † Bengal Presidency, Silver 1/16-Rupee, Year 49 (PS 7.135; Pr 284; KM 32). About extremely fine.

£200-300

1758 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 4 (PS 2.96; Pr 11; KM 5). Choice uncirculated, darkly toned, very rare. £1000-1500 ex Baldwin’s Auction 47, 25 September 2006, lot 804 Struck from specially prepared and polished dies upon which more than usual of the design is small enough to fit onto the planchet.

1759

1760

1761

1762

1759 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 5 (PS 2.97; KM 5). Very fine for issue, a little weakness in part of the strike. £200-300 1760 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, AH 1179, Year 7 (as Pr 98; as KM 81.1; PS 2.99). About very fine. £80-100 1761 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, AH 118x, Year 7 (Pr 98; KM 81.1; PS 2.100). Very fine. £80-100 1762 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 9 (Pr 101; KM 81.1; PS 2.102). Good fine, the date well centred. £80-100

1763

1764

1765

1766

1763 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 12 (Pr 128; KM 81.2; PS 2.152/3). About very fine, though a little dirty. £50-80 1764 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 15 (Pr 129; KM 81.2; PS 2.154). Very fine, “15” well centred. £80-100 1765 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 19 (Pr 151; KM 81.3). About very fine with a large “19”. £80-100 1766 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Murshidabad type, Year 19, a much finer style of engraving (Pr 429; PS 2.193; KM 81.3). Very fine. £100-150 Pridmore had doubts about the authenticity of this issue but it has all the characteristics of the new coinage that was produced in Year 19, 1793.


1767

1768

1769

1767 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 24 (see Pr 283 for type; PS 7.124; KM 33). Extremely fine, toned. £200-300 ex Brand collection, part 9, Sothebys auction, June 1985, lot 197 (part)

1768 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 17/27 (Pr 283 for type; PS 7.125; KM 33 for type). About extremely fine, though a little dirty. £150-200 1769 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 17/28 (Pr 283 for type; PS 7.126; KM 33 for type). About extremely fine, toned, shroff mark on the reverse. £150-200

1770

1771

1772

1770 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1203 Year 17/30 (Pr 283 for type; PS 7.127; KM 33). Very fine, excellent specimen with all dates clearly visible. £300-400 1771 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 17/43, darogah mark not visible (Pr 283 for type; PS 7.129; KM 33 for type). About very fine. £150-200 1772 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 46, darogah mark partially visible and appears to be mark J (Pr 283 for type; PS 7.130; KM 33 for type). Good very fine. £200-300

1773

1774

1775

1773 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ⅛-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 17/49, darogah mark N (Pr 283 for type; KM 33 for type; PS 7.133). About extremely fine, date well centred. £200-300 1774 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Year 3, in the name of Alamgir II, sunburst of Murshidabad mint (PS 2.85; not listed in Pridmore or KM). Nice very fine. £250-350 Pridmore did not have access to enough of these to be able to add all the dates that Paul Stevens has subsequently been able to.

1775 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Year 4, in the name of Alamgir II, sunburst of Murshidabad mint (PS 2.86; not listed in Pridmore or KM). Nice very fine. £250-350

1776

1777

1778

1776 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 5, struck in Calcutta (PS 2.87; not listed in Pridmore or KM). Nice very fine. £250-350 1777 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 7, struck in Calcutta (PS 2.89; not listed in Pridmore or KM). Very fine. £200-300 1778 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 118x, Year 8, struck in Calcutta (PS 2.90; not listed in Pridmore or KM). About very fine. £200-300


1779

1780

1781

1779 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 10, with crescent mintmark instead of the sunburst (as KM 82.1; PS 2.144). Good fine. £150-250 1780 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Year 12, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, crescent mintmark (Pr 124; PS 147; KM 82.2). Fine. £150-250 1781 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 15 (Pr 125; PS 2.148; KM 82.2). About very fine. £150-250

1782

1783

1784

1782 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 19 (Pr 150; PS 2.188; KM 82.3). Very fine, small “19” nicely centred. £150-250 1783 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Murshidabad type, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 119x, Year 19, machine struck, large “19” (Pr 150; PS 2.188; KM 82.3). Nice very fine. £150-250 1784 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1191 Year 17 only, darogah mark without the left symbol, only a dot (as Pr 282; PS 7.115). Good very fine. £200-300

1785

1786

1785 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1229 Year 17/49, machine struck, oblique milling (PS 7.148; KM 36, in older editions). Very fine. £300-500 At one time it was thought that only a few of these were known, but we have a record of five pieces and a few others are sure to exist. This example has the appearance of a circulated specimen coin, due to the care of design, but most examples appear to be well circulated. The “1749” on the reverse is a combination of the fixed Year 17 that appears on all the Benares EIC silver issued and the Regnal Year 49.

1786 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1199 Year 17/26, the darogah mark is different, although the far left part of the mark is not evident, the central part of two dots is missing the centre stem and the right part is as a “D” would be (as Pr 282; as PS 7.117; KM 34). Very fine. £200-300

1787

1788

1787 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1212 Year 17/40, with the proper darogah mark for style “D” (PS 7.118). Extremely fine, though a little dirty, with well centred and full dates. £300-400 1788 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 17/46, darogah mark D, but with only a single dot for the middle mark (PS 7.121). Toned, extremely fine. £300-400


1789 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupee, Benares mint, Year 17/49, fish without barbels, darogah mark N (Pr 282; PS 7.122; KM 34). Good very fine. £200-300

1790 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupees (2), AH 1204, Calcutta mint, dot arrangement 3-5-3 as indicator of the mint, and Dacca mint, dot arrangement 4-4-3 (Pr 159, 171; KM 96); Silver ¼-Rupees (2), possibly Murshidabad mint, dots arranged 4-5-3 and 3-4-3 (Pridmore was unable to locate an example). Mostly about uncirculated, the last about extremely fine. (4) £300-400

1791 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupees (2) Murshidabad types, AH 1204, vertical edge milling, and plain edge, struck 1830-1833 (Pr 74, 183; KM 104, 116). Both about uncirculated. (2) £100-150

1792 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupees (4), Farrukhabad types, AH 1204, oblique milling, vertical milling, straight milling on a small planchet, and plain edge (KM 66, 67, 73, 75). First extremely fine, the others choice uncirculated. (4) £150-200

1793 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, mintname ‘Alinagar Kalkata, Year 4 (1757 AD), 21mm (PS 1.3; Pr 9). Mint state, toned and possibly unique. £2000-3000 ex Wiggins collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 613 The first ½-Rupee struck for the Bengal Presidency during the reign of Alamgir II.


1794

1795

1796

1794 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1183 or 4, Year 11, darogah mark on edge, crescent mintmark of Murshidabad (Calcutta) from here (1771) until 1835 (Pr 119; KM 83.2). Very fine, light scratch on the reverse. £100-150 1795 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Murshidabad type, AH 11xx, Year 15, struck at Calcutta (PS 2.142/143; not listed in Pridmore, but he has this ry for all of the other denominations). About very fine, a little encrustation at 3 o’clock on the reverse. £100-150 1796 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Murshidabad type, Year 19, small “19”, so it is unlikely that this was machine struck, struck at Calcutta (Pr 149; KM 83.3). Very fine. £100-150 It does seem that the large “19”s are from the machine struck series while the smaller “19”s are hand-struck .

1797

1798

1799

1797 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1196, Year 17/24 (Pr 281; as KM 38). Very fine, toned. £400-600 Pridmore made no attempt to break down the dates because so few were found with enough of a date visible to make this possible. KM tried to add a few dates.

1798 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1214, Year 17/41, differentiating mark D (RRR), darogah mark I (Pr 149; PS 7.110; as KM 38). Good very fine and extremely rare. £400-600 1799 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 12xx, Year 17/47, differentiating mark L (RRR) (Pr 149; PS 7.111; as KM 38). Very fine for issue and extremely rare. £400-600

1800 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 12xx Year 17/49, differentiating mark N with barbels on fish (RRR), 5.63g, 19mm (Pr 149; PS 7.114; as KM 38). Nice very fine but with a small edge cut, extremely rare. £400-600

1801 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1229 Year 17/49, larger than the coin in the previous lot at 22mm, appears to have been machine struck (Pr 149; PS 7.140; as KM 38). Pleasant about extremely fine, very rare. £300-400 The photo in KM has a circle for part of its differentiating mark which does not fit any of those listed by Pridmore or Stevens. This coin has no markings there at all.


1802 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupees (2), Year 19, Calcutta mint, varieties with large and small “19” (Pr 158; KM 97). Both pleasantly toned, extremely fine. (2) £100-150

1803 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 19, Murshidabad mint (Pr 167; KM 97.3). Pleasantly toned, extremely fine. £300-400 Pridmore was unable to trace an example of this but felt it had to exist so he included it in his book.

1804 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupees (2), Year 19, edge straight grained, 23mm, and plain edge, 22mm (Pr 173, 180; KM 105, 116). Uncirculated and good extremely fine. (2) £100-150

1805 † Bengal Presidency, Silver ½-Rupees (2), Year 45, edge straight grained, 20mm, and plain edge, 22mm (Pr 324, 329; KM 74, 76). Both toned, extremely fine and uncirculated. (2) £200-300 first ex Goodman collection, 28 May 1995, lot 167 It is interesting to note that the diameter / edge pairings are the opposite way around to the ry 19 ½-Rupees in the previous lot.

1806 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, AH 1172 Year 5, mintname Kalkata (PS 1.11; Pr 8; KM 8.2). Very fine for issue and very rare. £400-600

1807 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1779, Year 7, struck at Murshidabad, obv star mintmark (PS 2.71; Pr 87; KM 84.1). Very fine. £50-80


1808

1809

1811

1808 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1180, Year 7 (PS 2.72; Pr 88; KM 84.1). Frosty about extremely fine. £100-150 1809 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1181, Year 8 (PS 2.75; Pr 89; KM 84.1). Good very fine. £70-90 1810 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1182 Year 9, AH 1182 Year 10, this with crescent mark on the obverse (PS 2.78, 2.110; Pr 90, 93; KM 84.1, 84.2). Good fine and fine with a little reverse weakness. (2) £80-100 1811 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, ‘Azimabad (Patna) mint, year 7, trident mintmark (PS 5.16; Pr 104; KM 19). Good very fine. £80-100

1812 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, ‘Azimabad (Patna) mint, Years 8, Year 9 (PS 5.17-5.20; Pr 105, 106; KM 19). About very fine with a little graffiti and very fine with a few edge cuts to check purity. (2) £80-100

1813 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, ‘Azimabad (Patna) mint, Year 10 (PS 5.21; Pr 108; KM 19). Very fine and very pleasant. £100-150 1814 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1184 Year 11, AH 1185 Year 12, AH 1186 Year 12, AH 1187 Year 12, AH 1189 Year 15, AH 1190 Year 15 (PS 2.117, 2.12x, 2,127, 2.130, 2.136, 2.137; Pr 110, 112, 113, 114, 117, 118; KM 84.2). Fine to about very fine, third cleaned with edge cut. (6) £200-300

1815 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Nazarana Rupee, AH 1185 Year 12, one year type struck at Murshidabad for presentation (Pr 112; KM A23). Lovely large planchet, extremely fine. £800-1000 ex Steve Album auction 7, 5 December 2009, lot 653


1816 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Nazarana Rupee, 27.5mm, struck at Azimabad (Patna), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1183 Year 10 (as Pr 134; KM 20; PS 5.27, neither Stevens nor Krause has a Nazarana Rupee for Azimabad for this date combination). About extremely fine. £800-1000 This intermediate type of ‘Azimabad was struck only in AH 1183 Years 10 and 11.

1817 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah Alam II, ‘Azimabad (Patna) mint, AH 1183 Year 11, on a smaller 23mm flan (PS 5.28; Pr 134; KM 20). About extremely fine, a little dirt on the edge. £250-350 Not in the Pridmore collection

1818 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, struck at Calcutta, AH 1190 Year 19, AH 1191 Year 19, AH 1192 Year 19, AH 1193 Year 19, AH 1194 Year 19 (PS 2.166, 2.167, 2.168, 2.169, 2.170; Pr 135a, 135b, 136, 137, 138; KM 84.2). Fine to very fine, all a little dirty but with full dates. (5) £120-180

1819

1821

1819 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, struck at Calcutta, AH 1195 Year 19 (PS 2.171; Pr 139; KM 84.2). Extremely fine with a full date. £80-100 1820 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (5), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, struck at Calcutta, AH 1196 Year 19, AH 1197 Year 19, AH 1198 Year 19, AH 1199 Year 19, AH 1201 Year 19 (PS 2.172, 2.173, 2.174, 2.175, 2.177; Pr 140, 141, 142, 144; KM 84.2). Fine to very fine, all a little dirty but with full dates. (5) £120-180 1821 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, struck at Calcutta, AH 1200 Year 19 (PS 2.176; Pridmore notes this as “not traced”). Clear date, good very fine. £80-100

1822 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, struck at Calcutta, AH 1203 Year 19, AH 1205 Year 19, 23mm (PS 2.179, 2.181; Pr 146, 147). Good very fine and about extremely fine. (2) £100-150 Pridmore says these are partially machine made. There are a couple of styles for this date combination. We have seen fully dated pieces on large flans of 25mm+ and undated pieces (as in the the next lot), even though there is room for the date. New machinery allowed much experimentation.


1823

1824

1823 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, struck at Calcutta, AH xxxx Year 19, machine struck on a large 25.5mm flan, the strike is even and the planchet is fully round (see Pr 147). About uncirculated. £200-300 1824 † Bengal Presidency, a copper strike of the year 19 Murshidabad Rupee, no AH date, 6.0g, 22mm. Extremely fine. £200-300 Looks completely official, possibly just a die trial struck on the new machinery.

1825 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, with mintname Murshidabad, AH 1202 Year 19, struck in Calcutta, probably in 1792, with wide rims (PS 4.9; Pr 153; KM 106). Choice uncirculated, one of the most beautiful designs for the Rupee series. £500-800 Pridmore attributed this type with its wide rims to trials that took place in 1790. Stevens, however, favours the year 1792 when a trial of laminating and cutting machinery took place at the Calcutta mint as a result of which around 1000 Rupees were produced of slightly greater diameter than usual.

1826 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1202 Year 19, struck at the Calcutta mint in 1793-1794 (PS 4.11; Pr 154; KM 98). Choice uncirculated with a touch of tone. £400-600 A slight change in design with the broad border adjusted to a more manageable size. This has the small central dot in the central set of dots that is considered to indicate Murshidabad on the following series, but Pridmore calls this a Calcutta mint striking. Stevens considers this type to be the first milled issue of Rupees for actual circulation from the Calcutta mint.

1827 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1202 Year 19, struck at Patna (PS 5.33; Pr 155; KM 98). Extremely fine, toned. £400-600 ex Pridmore Collection, with ticket. Pridmore assigned this issue with the small dot in the right-hand circle of larger dots to Dacca; Stevens, however, has demonstrated that these coins were more likely to have been struck in Patna, the Dacca coins having the small dot in the lefthand circle of smaller dots.


1828 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, AH 1202 Year 19, Murshidabad mint, small dot in the middle of the three circles of larger dots (PS 5.5; Pr 156; KM 98). Extremely fine, a little uneven toning but much mint frosting still apparent. £350-550

1829

1830

1829 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, AH 1202 Year 19, as the Rupee in the previous lot but has been rather poorly gilt to pass as a Mohur (Pr 156; KM 98). About extremely fine. £200-300 1830 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Murshidabad type Rupee, 1793 issue, Calcutta mint, edge grained right (PS 4.18; Pr 157; KM 99). About uncirculated. £50-80 1831 † Bengal Presidency, Murshidabad type Rupees (2), 1819 issue, Calcutta mint, edge straight grained, first with fine reeding, the second with coarse reeding (PS 6.11; Pr 172; KM 108). Choice uncirculated and extremely fine. (2) £100-150

1832

1833

1832 † Bengal Presidency, Rupee, 1819, Calcutta mint, “S” added at the upper left of the reverse (PS 6.13; Pr 176; KM 109). Choice BU. £100-150 1833 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, 1830-1833, Calcutta mint, plain edge (PS 9.5; Pr 177; KM 117). Toned, extremely fine. £50-80

1834 † Bengal Presidency, Rupees (9), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Benares mint, AH 1190 Year 17, AH 1191 Year 17, AH 1191 Year 17, AH 1192 Year 17, AH 1193 Year 20, AH 1194 Year 22, AH 1195 Year 22, AH 1195 Year 23, AH 1195 Year 23, (Pr 219, 220, -, -, 222, 224, -, -, 225; PS 7.25, 7.26, 7.27, 7.29, 7.33, 7.36, 7.37, 7.39, 7.38; KM 40). Generally very fine to extremely fine, the second nicely toned, uncirculated and the AH 1195/23 very rare. (9) £300-500


1835 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (3), Benares mint, AH 1196 Year 24, AH 1197 Year 25, AH 1198 Year 26 (Pr 226, 227, 228; PS 7.40, 7.41, 7.43). All uncirculated. (3) £150-200

1836 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1199 Year 27, darogah mark F (Pr 230; the darogah mark F not in Stevens). Good very fine. £80-100

1837 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (7), Benares mint, AH 1198 Year 25, AH 1199 Year 26, AH 1199 Year 27, AH 1200 Year 27, AH 1202 Year 29, AH 1202 Year 30, AH 1203 Year 30 (Pr -, 229, 230, 231, 234, 235, 236; PS 7.42; 7.44, 7.45, 7.47, 7.53, 7.54, 7.56). Generally very fine to extremely fine. (7) £200-300

1838 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (9), Benares mint, AH 1203 Year 31, AH 1206 Year 34, AH 1207 Year 34, AH 1207 Year 35, AH 1208 Year 35, AH 1208 Year 36, AH 1209 Year 37, AH 1210 Year 38, AH 1211 Year 38 (Pr 237, 242, 243, 244, 246, 247, 249, 251, 252; PS 7.57, 7.63, 7.64, 7.65, 7.67, 7.68, 7.70, 7.72, 7.73). Generally very fine to extremely fine. (9) £250-300 1839 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (9), Benares mint, AH 1211 Year 39, AH 1211 Year 40, AH 1212 Year 40, AH 1213 Year 40, AH 1213 Year 41, AH 1214 Year 41, AH 1214 Year 42, AH 1215 Year 43, AH 1216 Year 43 (Pr 253, -, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 261, 262; PS 7.74, 7.75, 7.77, 7.79, 7.80, 7.81, 7.82, 7.84, 7.85). Generally about very fine to extremely fine, the second rare. (9) £250-300 1840 † Bengal Presidency, Rupees (9), Benares mint, AH 1216 Year 44, AH 1217 Year 44, AH 1217 Year 45, AH 1218 Year 45, AH 1218 Year 46, AH 1219 Year 46, AH 1219 Year 46, AH 1219 Year 47, AH 1220 Year 47 (Pr 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 269 (2), 271, 272; PS 7.86, 7.87, 7.88, 7.90, 7.91, 7.93 (2), 7.96, 7.97). Last fine, otherwise generally very fine to extremely fine. (9) £250-350 1841 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Benares mint, AH 1219 Year 46, darogah mark J, AH 1220 Year 48 (PS 7.93, 7.99). Both about extremely fine. (2) £70-90 1842 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (6), AH 1219 Year 47, AH 1220 Year 48, AH 1221 Year 48, AH 1223 Year 49, AH 1224 Year 49, AH 1225 Year 49 (Pr 271, 273, 274, 277, 278, 279; PS 7.96, 7.99, 7.100, 7.103, 7.104, 7.104, 7.105). Generally about very fine to extremely fine. (6) £150-200


1843

1844

1843 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1221 Year 49 (Pr 275; PS 7.101). About uncirculated with full date visible. £80-100 1844 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1222 Year 49 (Pr 276; PS 7.102). About uncirculated with full date visible. £80-100

1845 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Benares mint, AH 122x Year 49, AH 1227 Year 49 (Pr 27x, -; PS 7.107). First extremely fine, the second a little dirty, very fine. (2) £50-80

1846

1847

1846 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1226 Year 49, the fish now has barbels (Pr 280). Good extremely fine. £50-80 1847 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1227 Year 49, no darogah mark (Pr -; PS 7.137; KM 41; see Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May The Wiggins Collection, lot 607). Very fine and very rare. £100-150

1848

1849

1848 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1228 Year 49, struck on a 24mm flan rather than the usual 21mm flan, no darogah mark (Pr 285; PS 7.138; KM 41). About extremely fine. £150-200 1849 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1229 Year 49, flan 22mm, no darogah mark (Pr 286; PS 7.139; KM 41). About uncirculated. £100-150

1850 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupee, Benares mint, AH 1229 Year 49, issued 1815-1820 (Pr 289; PS 7.145; KM 42). Choice uncirculated and frosty. £250-350


1851 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (4), 1806-1819, Year 45, Farrukhabad mint, legend “E: GR” (Pr 314; KM 69), Calcutta mint, legend “E:SG” (Pr 320; KM 70), Benares mint, legend “E:SG” (Pr 323; KM 70), Sagar mint (Pr 325, KM 70). Generally extremely fine, a couple nicely toned. (4) £350-450

1852 † Bengal Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), 1831-1835, both Year 45, Calcutta mint, crescent mm, and no mm, both plain edge (Pr 326, 333; KM 77, 78). Both extremely fine, second toned. (2) £120-150 1853 † Bengal Presidency, ceded and conquered territories, Agra, Silver Rupees (2), Akbarabad, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1219 Year 47, AH 12xx Year 47 (KM 560; S/8.1); Allahabad, “Shumshary” Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1216 Year 26 (S/8.7); Bareily, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1218 Year 37, AH 1219 Year 37, both with letter wa (KM 52.3, listed under Awadh; S/8.13, 8.14). Very fine to good very fine, some scarce. (6) £120-150

1854 † Bengal Presidency, ceded and conquered territories, Silver Rupees (4), Saharanpur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (121)8 Year 45, AH 1219 Year 46, AH (12)19 Year 46, AH 1220 Year 47 (KM 693, 694, listed under Mughals; S/8.125, 8.128, 8.129). Very fine to extremely fine, the last a rare date. £180-220

1855 † Bengal Presidency, Gold 1/16-Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad (Pr 58; PS 2.54; KM 87). Extremely fine, struck slightly off-centre but all the dots around the edge are visible, very rare. £500-800 Gold coins of this type from Year 10 to 19 were struck both at Calcutta and Murshidabad. It is not yet possible to differentiate between the coins struck at the two mints.

1856 † Bengal Presidency, Gold 1/16-Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1203 Year 19 (Pr 59; PS 2.55; KM 87). Nicely centred, about very fine and very rare. £300-500


1857 † Bengal Presidency, Gold ⅛-Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1202 Year 19, the planchet is smaller than the die used so a number of the dots are off the edge of the coin (Pr 51; PS 2.47; KM 89). A few hairlines, otherwise good extremely fine and very rare. £500-800

1858

1859

1860

1858 † Bengal Presidency, Gold ⅛-Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1203 Year 19 (Pr 52; PS 2.48; KM 89). The reverse is perfectly centred but the obverse is slightly off-centre, extremely fine for issue but appears to have had a ring mount removed, very rare. £400-600 1859 † Bengal Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1182 Year 10, (Pr 42; PS 2.37; KM 91). Mint State, one carbon spot in the reverse field near 12 o’clock but nicely centred, the flan is a little wavy, probably due to the power of the strike on such a soft metal, a most attractive and very rare example of this short lived series. £700-900 1860 † Bengal Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19 (Pr 44; PS 2.99; KM 91). Small hole at 6 o’clock on the edge though does not appear to have been mounted, otherwise extremely fine and very rare. £500-800

1861

1862

1863

1861 † Bengal Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, struck at the Murshidabad mint, oblique milling on edge, 3.06g (Pr 73; KM 100). Fine. £150-200 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

1862 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck ¼-Mohur, AH 1204 Year 19, 1793 issue, Calcutta mint indicated by a small dot in the centre of the reverse group (Pr 64; PS 4.7; KM 100). Choice brilliant uncirculated. £250-350 1863 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck ¼-Mohur, AH 1204 Year 19, 1793 issue, Calcutta mint as the coin in the previous lot but this time indicated by a large dot, this has connected with the dot below so the engraver has made a half circle to accommodate it (Pr 64; PS 4.7; KM 100). Choice brilliant uncirculated. £250-350

1864 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck ¼-Mohur, AH 1204 Year 19, 1819 issue, Calcutta mint indicated by a large dot in the centre of the reverse group, edge straight grained (Pr 81; KM 110). About extremely fine. £200-300


1865 † East India Company, Bengal Presidency, Gold ½-Mohur, 5.80g, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1176 Year 4, mint off-flan but without doubt Murshidabad type. Extremely fine and very rare. £2000-3000 In 1761 the Calcutta mint turned its attention to the production of gold coins. It is not clear from the records whether any gold coins were actually struck but a Mohur dated AH 1176 Year 3 is illustrated by Dr Paul Stevens (p.27), and the present coin struck in the same Hijri year but with the following regnal year has every appearance of being in the same series. The engraving of the obverse is particularly finely executed. It is quite probable, therefore, that this is an example of the first gold coinage undertaken by the Bengal Presidency.

1866

1867

1866 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck ½-Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, Calcutta mint, 1793 issue, edge grained right, 21mm (Pr 63; KM 101). Good extremely fine. £300-500 1867 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck ½-Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, Calcutta mint, 1819 issue, edge straight grained, 23mm (Pr 79; KM 111). About uncirculated. £400-600

1868 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1183 Year 10, 25mm, 12.33g (Pr 10; KM 94.1; PS 2.11). A touch of light porosity as you would expect from a sea-salvage coin, otherwise pleasant extremely fine. £1000-1500

1869 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1183 Year 11, 22mm, 12.04g (Pr 19; KM 94.2; PS 2.12). Very fine, a sea-salvage coin. £600-800

1870 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1184 Year 11, 22mm, 11.98g (Pr 20; KM 94.2; PS 2.13). Good very fine, a sea-salvage coin. £800-1000


1871 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1188 Year 12, 22mm, 12.33g (Pr 25; KM 94.2; PS 2.18). Good very fine, a sea-salvage coin. £800-1000 Stevens describes this date combination as a mule and gives it a RRR rating.

1872 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1190/12, 23mm, 12.33g (KM 94.1). About extremely fine, only about half the dots are visible even though the strike is well centred. £1000-1500 This date combination not listed by Stevens, presumably also a mule using an old reverse die.

1873 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1194 Year 19, 23.5mm, 12.36g (Pr 30; KM 94.1; PS 2.24). Good extremely fine with most of the dots visible. £1200-1800

1874 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1195 Year 19, 23mm, 12.31g (Pr 31; KM 94.1; PS 2.25). About extremely fine with about half of the dots visible. £800-1000

1875

1876

1875 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1197 Year 19, 24mm, 12.31g (Pr 33; KM 94.1; PS 2.27). Nice extremely fine with about half of the dots visible. £800-1000 1876 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1198 Year 19, 24mm, 12.27g (Pr 34; KM 94.1; PS 2.28). Good very fine with about two-thirds of the dots visible. £600-800


1877 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, mintname Murshidabad, AH 1199 Year 19, 25mm, 12.33g (Pr 35; KM 94.1; PS 2.29). Good extremely fine with most of the dots visible. £1200-1800

1878 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1201, Year 17/29 (PS 7.14; KM 31). Good extremely fine, very rare. £1000-1500 Pridmore could not find enough different dates to make a full listing. Most of these coins have come from a find, seemingly sometime in the 1980s, where they had been ‘gently’ mounted together to form a very large necklace for an elephant. The sea wreck coins from KM 94 (those with light porosity and more likely to have a full planchet with most to all of the edge dots visible) probably came from a ship wreck found on a beach in Mauritius.

1879

1880

1879 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1202, Year 17/29 (PS 7.15; KM 31). Good extremely fine and very rare. £1000-1500 1880 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1202 Year 30 (PS 7.16; KM 31). Good extremely fine and very rare. £1000-1500

1881

1882

1881 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1202 Year 31 (PS 7.17; KM 31). Good extremely fine with a full date, very rare. £1000-1500 1882 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1203 Year 31 (PS 7.18; KM 31). Good extremely fine and very rare. £1000-1500

1883

1884

1883 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1204 Year 32 (PS 7.20; KM 31). Good extremely fine and very rare. £1000-1500 1884 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, Benares mint, AH 1209 Year 37 (Pr 217; PS 7.22; KM 31). Good very fine and very rare. £1000-1500 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 180


1885 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, AH 1213 Year 41 (Pr 218; PS 7.23; KM 31). About extremely fine and very rare. £800-1200

1886

1887

1886 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, Murshidabad mint, 1793 issue, edge grained right (Pr 71; KM 103). Good extremely fine. £400-600 1887 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, Calcutta mint, 1819 issue, edge straight grained (Pr 77; KM 112). Good extremely fine. £400-600

1888

1889

1888 † Bengal Presidency, Gold Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, 1825 issue, edge grained left (Pr 83; KM 113). Good extremely fine. £400-600 1889 † Bengal Presidency, Gold machine-struck Mohur, AH 1202 Year 19, crescent added, 1830 issue, edge grained left (Pr 84; KM 114). Extremely fine. £400-600

1890 † Bengal Presidency, Copper 1-Anna Token or “Postal Ticket”, issued by the Patna Postmaster at the inception of the General Post Office in Bengal, April 1774 (KM Tn1; Pr 364). About extremely fine, superb for issue, an important piece of Indian history. £500-800 According to Pridmore “They were sold in quantity to persons who made frequent use of the “Dawk” (the postal system). It was a means for ensuring that servants of persons handing letters for dispatch could have the required fees available and avoided the use of money. Postage fees were single letter every 100 miles 2-Annas”

1891 † Bengal Presidency, Copper 2-Annas Token or “Postal Ticket” issued by the Patna Postmaster at the inception of the General Post Office in Bengal, April 1774 (Pr 363; KM Tn2). Fine and well used but an important part of history for the numismatist and philatelist. £500-800


1892 † Bengal Presidency, Copper Medal, undated (AH 1211), obv Claude Martin, 25.7mm (Pr 399). Choice about uncirculated. £300-500

1893 † Bombay Presidency, Tin Tinny (Bujruk), 1675, obv company arms, without legend, rev “2” at top (for “second issue”?), “75” above with an addition to the “5” in the shape of a crude, unfinished “6” (Pr 228; KM 138). Good very fine, a little lustre still in the recesses. £1500-2000 ex Wiggins collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 706 We cannot work out the reason for the altered “5” but it would not be too far-fetched for this to be read as (1)756. This would fit in with the dates of the larger tin pieces but otherwise it makes no sense and is more than a little thought provoking.

1894 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Pice, 1773 issue, obv only part of the EIC balemark which is able to fit on this planchet, but the lower part of the “4”, “VEI” and the top of the “C” are visible, rev the number “4” is nicely centred and completely visible (KM 187; Pr 115). Crude very fine for issue. £700-900 More pleasant than the Pridmore example, lot 474, which sold for £360.

1895 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Pice, 1816 (Pr 191; KM 219). A little dirty but fine.

£30-50

1896 † Bombay Presidency, ½-Pice or ¼-Pice(?), 1820-1821, from the series of copper coins of Southern Concan, Bankot mint, the series has ½-Anna, Pice and ½-Pice listed (see Pridmore 322-327), obv same design as these Concan pieces, with 90% of the design visible on the planchet, rev balemark of the EIC, appears to have been double struck or is an overstrike yet there is no hint of an overstrike on the obverse, 2.84g. Irregular flan, reverse double struck, very fine. £200-300 Paul Stevens has demonstrated this series of coins issued from 1820-1821 was issued at the mint of Bankot, located in the southern Concan (JONS 179, pp.29-32, 2004). The present coin has a rather crude Hindi legend which is supposed to represent adha paisa – half paisa. The first coinage was stopped in 1822 because specimens sent to Bombay were found to be of lower quality and of slightly lower weight than what they should have been. According to Pridmore, the ½-Pice weighs 3.76g, therefore, at 2.84g, this present coin could be a ¼-Pice despite the legends. However, it is more likely that it is either a typical lower-grade ½-Pice from the mint.


1897 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Pice (2), 1821, 1825, obv balemark, rev scales (Pr 192, 193; KM 219). Both very fine, second flattened around the date. (2) £80-100

1898 † Bombay Presidency, Tin ½-Pice, 1757, obv balemark, rev “½-Pice” (Pr 248; KM 171). About very fine for issue but quite corroded, one of only a few known. £800-1000 ex Parsons collection, with ticket Knowing the humidity and heat of India, it is a wonder that any of these tin/pewter coins survived for 250+ years. We probably owe a debt to the intrepid British travellers of the 18th Century who brought these pieces back with them to add to their curio cabinets.

1899

1900

1899 † Bombay Presidency, ½-Pice, 1773, obv balemark, all of the letters within the heart-shape visible, rev “½”, only the top of the “1” missing (Pr 114; KM 164). Darkly toned, about very fine and nicer than the Pridmore example. £400-600 1900 † Bombay Presidency, Proof ½-Pice, 1794, ½-Pice (2), 1791, die axis ↑↓ and die axis ↑↑ (Pr 139, 135 (2); KM 192). First a nicely toned proof, the others cleaned, extremely fine with a number of marks, and fair. (3) £80-100

1901 † Bombay Presidency, ½-Pice (3), 1804, variations with slight differences in the pivot point of the reverse scales, one is solid and blunt, another is in two parts but attached, the third has a pivot not attached (Pr 201; KM 204). First two about very fine, the third a pleasant extremely fine. (3) £80-100 1902 † Bombay Presidency, ½-Pice (4), 1808, 1815, 1825, an undertype visible, 1826 (Pr 179, 182, 187, 188; KM 197); Southern Concan, Bankot ½-Pice (Pr 327; KM 225). Generally fair to fine, last good very fine with only the top half of the date visible, which is typical, the first poor but rare. (5) £100-150

1903 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Anna mule, 1830-1832, two reverses dated AH 1246, small letters, slightly different dies with one side having the cross bar through the balance, the other without this (Pr 209; unlisted in KM). Glossy semi-prooflike uncirculated. £400-600 ex Noble Numismatics auction, Australia, 25 July 2009, lot 2091 Listed in Pridmore but he did not have one in his collection.


1904 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Anna (7), 1830, all slight varieties (Pr 205; KM 231.1). Generally extremely fine, three about uncirculated with lustre. (7) £400-600 An interesting lot with enough differences for the patient collector to enjoy identifying and writing up before working out what else is out there to add to this group.

1905 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Anna, 1830 (Pr 205; KM 231.1). Choice uncirculated with 50% mint red.

£200-300

The low prices listed in the reference catalogues leads one to assume that it should not be too difficult to put together a collection of these coins in top grades. It took David Fore and me a long time to find this example, which is by far the finest piece we have seen. It is clear that the catalogues underestimate the value of these in high grade.

1906 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Annas (2), 1832, AH 1246 and AH 1247, two quite different dies (Pr 207, 208; KM 231.1, 231.2). Good extremely fine with 20% mint red and extremely fine. (2) £150-200

1907 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Anna mule, 1832, obv dated AH 1249 with the so-called “Large English letters”, though there is a size larger than thes, rev dated 1832 (Pr 221; KM 235). About extremely fine. £200-300

1908

1909

1908 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Anna mule, 1833 (Pr 217A; KM 233). Extremely fine, toned.

£200-300

Pridmore calls this issue a pattern, but this example has seen some circulation and there is nothing in the striking characteristics to suggest it was not made as a currency coin. The Pridmore example was very fine so it is hard to see what he was thinking here.

1909 † Bombay Presidency, ¼-Anna, 1833 (Pr 218; KM 232). Choice uncirculated with 40% mint red. ex Pridmore collection, with his ticket stating the reverse has the large letters

£100-150


1910 † Bombay Presidency, Pice, 1674 (Pr 81; KM 131). About very fine, only a small part of the obverse legend illegible. £400-600 Anyone who has attempted to collect these coins by Pridmore numbers will certainly have found it difficult due to the lack of presentable pieces available that allow us to identify the details that Pridmore has suggested should be there. If you do collect this series you will have to make up your own mind about some of the identifications. In all my years I have seen only one fully struck and round example of one of these Pice. I battled to secure it at the Baldwin’s Auction of the Wiggins collection (2001) as the price rose from £800 to £3200; I eventually lost out to another bidder and I was sorry that I did not bid more on behalf of David Fore.

1911 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (3), 1674, variations with different sizes of the reverse lettering (Pr 81; KM 131). Generally better than fine for issue and much better than the vast majority of the other pieces known. (3) £300-500

1912 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1674, no dots in the date (Pr 82; KM 131). Both better than fine, one is almost round and shows most of the letters, the other has a very crude planchet with larger letters and a quarter of those on the left missing. (2) £120-180

1913 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (3), 1675(?), one with letters that can be seen perfectly even in their production, almost as if done by machine, another that has most of the inscription backwards and/or upside down (Pr 85?). Generally fine or a little better. (3) £300-500 all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

1914 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1675, clear dates on both (Pr 85). First very fine for issue, top right of the letters missing, the other is fine with most of the letters on the flan. (2) £200-300


1915

1916

1917

1917

1915 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (4), 1692(?), one almost certainly from 1692 (Pr 93?). Generally fine to very fine; one is very fine for issue, only half the lettering is legible but part of the outer design is visible, another is darkly toned, fine, only half of the letters legible but with the ships on the reverse clearer than on any other piece in this auction. (4) £400-600 1916 † Bombay Presidency, Pice, 1704-1716, obv large crown, this is always too big for the planchet, rev legend should read AUSPICIO/REGIS ET/SENATUS/ANGLIU, but again, this is never completely visible on the coin, we can read AUSPI/REGISI/SUTA, which is part of SENATUS backwards (Pr 97; KM 149). About very fine for issue. £80-100 1917 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1728-1749 (Pr 104; KM 165). Both good fine, first with most of the first three lines on the flan, the second with only the letters GIS/NATU/NGLI visible. (2) £120-180 KM tries to split up these two pieces with an “A” in front of the large letters reverse piece but there is no reason to really. Two examples of later editions of the coins, struck on smaller planchets and often with an attempt to get most of the letters on the planchet.

1918 † Bombay Presidency, Tin Pice, 1717, both “S”s of SENATUS backwards, rev should read the company motto: AUSPICIO/REGISET/SENATUS/ANGLIAE/date or ornament (Pr 241; KM 156). Fine for issue. £400-600 So little is really known about the tin series that the Dr Stevens book on Bombay will be a most welcome addition to numismatic libraries. Paul Stevens has ascertained that these coins were tin up to 1717. From 1740 to 1770 the alloy was changed to one called tutenag, which was mostly zinc, imported by the EIC from China

1919 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag Pice, 1741 (Pr 242; KM 156). Very good, reverse better.

£300-500

1920 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag Pice, 1741, large “4” in date (Pr 242; KM 156). Fine.

£500-800


1921 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag Pice, 1771 (Pr 245; KM 156). Very fine for issue.

£800-1200

ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 108

1922 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag Pice, undated (Pr 246; KM 156). Attractive very fine with none of the dirt that usually plagues this issue. £800-1200

1923

1923

1924

1923 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1729, 1732 (Pr 302, 304; KM 150). About very fine, nicely centred with the design made to fit this size of planchet, and fair. (2) £100-150 These were probably struck to be used on the Malabar coast.

1924 † Bombay Presidency, Pice, 1749 (Pr 106; KM 167). A third of the reverse design was not properly struck up but the “74” of the date is clear, about very fine. £100-150 If you are a collector who is very quality conscious then you are best advised to avoid the Bombay Presidency series of coins!

1925

1925

1926

1925 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1773, (Pr 110; KM 188). Good fine, the second silvered with partial date “177”, which is not evident on the first. (2) £80-100 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

1926 † Bombay Presidency, Pice, 1791, appears to be a contemporary counterfeit with the balemark and a large “1791” on the reverse, some beading on the border is evident, 3.75g (cf KM 150, but with a much later date). Very fine and interesting. £80-100


1927 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1791, one has the “J” under the left pan touching, the other not even close to touching (Pr 129; KM 193); Gilt Proof Pice, 1794 (Pr 131). First two well worn, the last dull with a slight flan crack, about extremely fine. (3) £80-100 1928 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (16), 1802, 1803, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1813, 1815, 1816, 1818(?), 1819, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828(?), 1829, 181x (KM 198). Generally fine or better, the 1825 double-struck. (16) £150-250

1929 † Bombay Presidency, Pice, 1802-1829, possibly a contemporary counterfeit with “4” at the top of the VEIC balemark on its side rather than upright, “E” of “VEIC” is more like a “D” or an “O”, however, the obverse scales are well done and the weight fits the series, 9.59g (as KM 198). Very fine, the obverse off-centre. £80-100

1930 † Bombay Presidency, Pice (2), 1820, possibly a contemporary counterfeit, 1821 (Pr 324, 325; KM 226). First fair, the second extremely fine. (2) £200-300 This is only the second time that I have seen an 1820 Pice. They were more likely patterns. This example appears to be a contemporary counterfeit, it is too crude when compared to those of 1821.

1931 † Bombay Presidency, Pice, 1829, struck in the southern Concan (Pr 330; KM 227). Very fine for issue, weak design at the top and edge cut but very rare. £120-180 Listed by Pridmore under Southern Concan. It seems that Pr 328-330 were not a second official issue for the Southern Concan but were imitative pieces produced outside the collectorate and sold for a profit (see Stevens, ONS 179).

1932 † Bombay Presidency, Pie (4), 1831, 1833, large PIE, 1833, small PIE, and a mule dated 1833 on the reverse, and AH 1246 on the obverse (Pr 211, 222, 262, 225; KM 230). First good extremely fine, nice medium brown colour, last very fine for issue, this unpriced in KM, the others about uncirculated with some mint red. (4) £300-400 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket, where he has noted RRR


1933 † Bombay Presidency, 1½-Pice, 1791 (Pr 125; KM 195). Pleasant extremely fine.

£80-100

1934 † Bombay Presidency, ½-Annas (2), 1834, English letters of 2.5mm, and small English letters of 1mm tall (Pr 216, 217; KM 252, 253). Very fine and glossy semi-prooflike choice uncirculated. (2) £250-350 both ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

1935

1936

1935 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1728, motto of the EIC, 26mm, 12.98g (Pr 99; KM 166). Very fine, a weak portion at the edge. £100-150 The motto of the East India Company appears on all of the copper coins in this series but the variation in size of the planchets is remarkable.

1936 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1730, 21mm (Pr 100; KM 166). About very fine on a dumpy flan, a few light scratches. £100-150

1937

1938

1937 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1733, 23mm (Pr 101; KM 166). Good fine.

1939 £100-150

It is clear that more care was taken in the making of the planchet for this coin.

1938 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1728-1737, 21mm (KM 166). Very fine.

£150-200

ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 84 This coin is unlike any of these that we have seen before. The care taken in the evenness of the letters and the obverse crown is amazing, even though the devices are too big for the 21mm planchet. This would be a most impressive coin if the design had been completely visible.

1939 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1728-1737, overstruck on another unidentified coin, the two designs mix with each other so much that it is hard to tell them apart, 20mm (KM 166). Almost perfectly round, very fine for issue. £80-120


1940 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag 2-Pice, 1741 (Pr 233; KM 157). Very fine for issue with legible lettering, unusually nice. £800-1200

1941 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag 2-Pice, 1743 (Pr 235; KM 157). Poor, the date can only just be made out. £300-500

1942 † Bombay Presidency, Tutenag 2-Pice, 1771 (Pr 238; KM 157). Better than very fine for issue, uneven tone. £800-1200 As with the 1771 Pice, the date and the flowers on either side are very well formed.

1943 † Bombay Presidency, Tin 2-Pice, undated (Pr 240; KM 157). Choice very fine.

£800-1200


1944 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1773(?), the final digit of the date is most likely a “7”, but there is a chance it could be the much rarer “3” (Pr 107; KM 189). Very fine. £50-80

1945 † Bombay Presidency, Gilt Proof 2-Pice, 1791, 2-Pice, 1794 (Pr 120, 121; KM 196). First a mishandled proof, extremely fine, the second uncirculated with some mint red, a few light carbon spots but very pleasing and unusual to find in such high grade. (2) £200-300 1946 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice (7), 1803, 1804, 1809, 1816, 1825, 1826, 1829, first three with “2” above the ADIL on the obverse (KM 199, 200). Generally good fine. (7) £200-300

1947 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1804 (Pr 194; KM 206). Lacquered, good extremely fine.

£100-150

It is harder to find the coin in this grade than as a proof.

1948 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice mule, 1804, both sides are the obverse of the 1804 2-Pice (Pr 197). Almost uncirculated with a hint of mint red. £200-300

1949 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice (½-Anna) (2), 1821, the second is a contemporary counterfeit dated “2181”, so the date is not even correct backwards, it should read “1281”, the letters “EIC” in the balemark are all backwards, the original weighs 14.81g whilst the counterfeit weighs 19.47g (Pr 323; KM 228). First good very fine, nicely centred, the second fine. (2) £200-300


1950

1951

1950 † Bombay Presidency, 2-Pice, 1828, struck in Southern Concan (Pr 328; KM 229). Nicely centred, about very fine. £150-200 ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 128 With a note on a Spink ticket stating that this is ex Pridmore and that he obtained it in Madura in 1948. Ticket also says it is overstruck on a Dutch Doit, which I find hard to believe.

1951 † Bombay Presidency, 4-Pice, 1804, 42.67g (Pr 143; KM 201). Fine for this poorly stuck issue.

£100-150

1952 † Bombay Presidency, ⅛-Rupees (3), 1800-1815, privy mark 1 for Surat, with dots and rectangles, privy mark 6 and privy mark 8 (Pr 256, 273, 279; KM 209.1, 209.2, 215). Generally about extremely fine or better, first with edge cut, third with only a hint of the mintmark visible, second nicely centred. (3) £100-150 third ex Wiggins collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 695 (part)

1953

1954

1955

1953 † Bombay Presidency, 1/5-Rupees (11), c.1730-1805, made for the Malabar Coast (Pr 34, 74, 295, 296 (3), 297 (2), 298 (2), 299; KM 270, 174, 273, 274 (3), 275 (2), 276 (2), 277). Generally very fine to extremely fine. (11) £250-350 For detailed information on these coins, known as Bombay Billys, see the article by Shailendra Bhandare and Paul Stevens in the supplement to ONS Newsletter 172 (2002) entitled ‘“Bombay Billys”: The British Coinage for the Malabar coast – a reappraisal’ and subsequent articles in ONS 174, 176, 192, 193 by the same authors and Hans Herrli.

1954 † Bombay Presidency, 1/5-Rupee, AH 1300 (as Pr 34). About extremely fine.

£120-180

1955 † Bombay Presidency, 1/5-Rupee, undated, obv “8” instead of the usual “5”, 2.26g. Good very fine and rare. £120-180 This was discovered within the last 30 years. It has an “8” where there should be a “5” in the denomination. The 2.26g weight is correct for a 1/5-Rupee, so it is most likely a die error where there was, perhaps, thought of putting the ry 8 in the usual spot (as KM 271) but somehow a large “8” was incorrectly used. We believe this to be one of only a few known.

1956 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1800-1835 (Pr 272, 278, 290; KM 210.2, 216, 220). Good extremely fine, good very fine and nicely toned, about uncirculated. (3) £100-150 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket


1957

1958

1959

1957 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Mumbai, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 17 (KM 162). Very fine, couple of test marks and flan defect on the reverse, very scarce. £100-150 It should be noted that the illustration for KM 162 in the new SAC shows a coin of Machhlipatan!

1958 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Mumbai, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 2x (KM 162). Good very fine, small flan defect on reverse, very scarce. £60-80 The style of this coin suggests it was struck late in the reign rather than at the beginning, hence the regnal year is more likely to be 2x rather than Year 2. A good example for a type collection as the ½-Rupees are much scarcer than the Rupees.

1959 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 21, in the name of Muhammad Shah, “AH 11” can be seen of the date, 20mm (Pr 59; KM 162). Good extremely fine on a full flan. £50-70

1960

1961

1962

1960 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 3, 16mm, 5.75g (Pr -; KM 175). Good very fine.

£150-200

1961 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, Year 9, 15.5mm, 5.47g (Pr 76; KM 177). Very fine.

£150-200

1962 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupees (7), Ahmadabad, in the name of Muhammad Akbar, Year 11, Year 15 (2), AH 1243 (3), one with date off flan (KM 259.1, 259.2). Very fine to extremely fine. (7) £100-150

1963 † Bombay Presidency, Silver ½-Rupees (4), 1800-1835, first with no regnal year but part of the flower in the Julus can be seen; second privy mark 6 in full, as well as the Year 46; third privy mark 8 in full, as well as the date 1825 (Pr 254, 271, 277, 288; KM 211.1, 211.2, 217.2, 221). Generally extremely fine or thereabouts, the first choice and nicely toned. (4) £100-150 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

1964 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of William and Mary, Year 4, (KM 148.1). Nicely toned, good very fine, die crack on the reverse. £2000-3000 The Year 4 coins of this issue are much scarcer than those bearing year 5 or 6.


1965

1966

1965 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Farrukh-Siyar (1713-1719), Mumbai mint, AH (11)30 Year 7, mintmark “carrot-like” symbol (Pr 31; KM 158). Harshly cleaned but very fine, much of the cleaning agent still adhering to the coin. £100-150 1966 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Farrukh-Siyar, Mumbai mint, AH (11)30 Year 7, as the coin in the previous lot but with a crown-like symbol on the reverse (Pr 31; KM 158). About very fine. £80-120

1967

1968

1967 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah Jahan II (1719 AD), Mumbai mint, AH (11)31 ahd (Year 1), (Pr 32; KM 160). Better than very fine but with two shroff marks on the reverse and a piece of the edge missing, all in the name of checking the fineness of the silver. £80-120 1968 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Mumbai mint, AH 11(32), Year 2 (Pr 35; KM 163). Once cleaned, well centred, extremely fine. £80-100 Same mint contractors mark as the first of the Farrukh-Siyar Rupees (a carrot-like symbol), so this can be added to Pridmore, as he did not appear to know of it.

1969 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Mumbai mint, AH 113x Year 5, carrot-like symbol in Julus, AH 11xx Year 6, tri-foliate branch in Julus (Pr 37, 38; KM 163), Silver Rupee, Surat, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 3, a carrot is in the S of the Julus (as KM 163). Polished and cleaned, otherwise generally very fine to about extremely fine. (3) £100-150

1970

1971

1970 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (7), Mumbai, in the name of Muhammad Shah, AH 113x Year 6, AH 1139 Year 9, AH 114x Year 12 (2), AH 1153 Year 23, AH 115x Year 27, Year 3x (KM 163). Fine to very fine, some adhesions. (7) £100-120 1971 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (6), Mumbai, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Years 15, 1x, 25 (2), 27, 2x (KM 163), Silver Rupee, Mumbai, probably of ‘Alamgir II, Year 2 (KM 176). Generally very fine. (7) £80-120


1972 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Mumbai mint, AH 11xx Year 7, one with six-dot flower (with a very weak and small central dot) in the S of the Julus for this ‘date’, the other with an five-dot flower in the same position (Pr 39; KM 163). Both good very fine and well centred. (2) £200-300

1973 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, Year 8, six-dot flower in the S of the Julus (Pr 41; KM 163); Mughal, Silver Rupee, Surat. Both about extremely fine, the second toned. (2) £100-150

1974

1975

1974 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, Year 9, six-dot flower, in S of Julus (Pr 42; KM 163). Cleaned, good very fine. £80-100 1975 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, Year 11, petals of the six-point star are straight, whilst Pridmore lists them as bent (Pr 43; KM 163). Very fine, cleaned. £100-150 The Year 11 is a little unusual in style because the numerals are wavy rather than the usual straight numbers.

1976

1977

1976 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, Year 12(?) or 14(?) (Pr 44(?); KM 163). Good very fine, toned. £100-150 There is a shroff mark to the right of the second figure of the year, but it only looks like it could be a “2” or a “4” under the mark. The mint mark in the S of the Julus is a bent five-petalled flower (as Pr 48) which is only listed for ry 17, 18 and 19 (and on to the end of the series). None of these fit because of the second number of the ry, so this mark probably started earlier than Pridmore believed.

1977 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, AH 114x, Year 13, mint mark six-pointed flower (Pr -; as KM 163). Good very fine, a number of heavy edge. £100-150 1978 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (3), Mumbai mint, AH 1155 Year 25, AH 114x Year 19, AH 1148 Year 18 (Pr 53, 49, 50; KM 163). About very fine to very fine, last two with a few edge knocks and the second with some mishandling. (3) £200-300


1979 † Bombay Presidency, Mumbai mint, Silver Rupees (2), AH 114 (sic!) Year 15, AH 1147 Year 17, both with a number of mint marks (Pr 46, 48; KM 163). Both about very fine. (2) £100-150

1980 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (3), Mumbai mint, Year 22, AH 115x Year 23, with mint mark, AH 1153 Year 2x (Pr -, years not listed; KM 163). Generally very fine or better, second cleaned. (3) £120-150

1981 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, AH 11xx Year 26, (KM 163); Silver Rupee, Mumbai mint, AH 1157 Year 27 (Pr 55). Good very fine, one shroff mark, and toned, about very fine with a slightly uneven strike. (2) £100-150

1982 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (3), Mumbai mint, AH 11xx Year 28, AH 1159 Year 29, AH 11xx Year 31, first two not listed by Pridmore, the last the final date of the Pridmore list and of Muhammad Shah’s reign (KM 163). About very fine to very fine, second darkly toned with central obverse flaw. (3) £150-200 1983 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Mumbai mint, Year 4, Year 5, in the name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur (1748-1754) (Pr 65, 66; KM 168). Nicely toned, good very fine with one shroff mark on the obverse and an edge cut, and cleaned with shroff mark on the reverse, very fine. (2) £80-120

1984 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Mumbai mint, Year 6, one with the date garbled as AH 111 and the last ‘number’ appearing to be a “7”, the other coin has no hint of an AH date (Pr 67; KM 168). Very fine and about extremely fine. (2) £100-150


1985 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (3), Mumbai, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, ahd (Year 1), Year 5, AH 118x Year 9 (Pr. -, 70, 75; KM -, 176, 178?). Very fine and scarce. (3) £150-200 1986 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Mumbai, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, ahd (Year 1), Year 9 (Pr -, 75; KM -, 178?), Rupee, Ahmadabad, in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Year 16 (KM 260.1), Rupee, probably of the Nawabs of Surat, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 3x. Very fine. (4) £100-150

1987 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Mumbai, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, ahd (Year 1), Year 9, this latter rupee very different in style from the Year 9 Rupees in the previous lots. Very fine and scarce. (2) £120-150

1988 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (4), Mumbai mint, in the name of Alamgir II, AH 116x Year 2, Year 4, Year 5 (2), first without the crescent, the second with the crescent, this is called a posthumous issue in KM, but Pridmore suggests it was intended for a particular locality (Pr 68, -, 70, 75; KM 176). First cleaned, otherwise generally about very fine to good very fine. (4) £300-400

1989 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Surat mint, Year 46 and Year 4x, privy mark 1 (Pr 253; KM 212.1). Both extremely fine. (2) £80-100

1990

1991

1991

1990 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Surat type, struck at Bombay, Year 46, privy mark 6 (Pr 270; KM 212.2). About very fine. £50-80 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

1991 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), Surat type, struck at Bombay, “1825”, privy mark 7, struck 1825, and privy mark 8, struck 1825-1831 (Pr 274, 276; KM 218.1, 218.2). Both about extremely fine, first with a little verdigris, the second toned. (2) £80-100


1992 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupee, Surat type, struck at Bombay, Year 46, privy mark 9 (Pr 280; KM 218.3). Good very fine, a little dirty. £300-500 Only listed as rare in KM. Pridmore notes only “Caldecott. Lot 67, not examined”. On page 129, Pridmore says that catalogue recordings describe this mark as an inverted crown but he then goes on to suggest, using an enlarged drawing, that it is akin to the mark found on certain Poona Rupees.

1993 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (11), struck in the name of Muhammad Akbar II at the Ahmadabad mint which was acquired by the British in AH 1233 (1818), AH 1233-1241, including ry 12 (5), only one full date of 1233 (but with the five pieces you can put together a full Rupee in design), AH 1233 with the sun mark at the lower left on the reverse, AH 1236/1x, AH 1236/xx, with full sun mark on the reverse, AH 12xx, AH 123x, ry 15, AH 1241/xx, none have darogah marks (KM 260.1). Generally very fine. (11) £200-300 This lot will give the new owner a good sense of what these coins look like and how difficult it is to complete the series with clear Hijra dates and regnal years.

1994 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (5), struck in the name of Muhammad Akbar II at the Ahmadabad mint, AH 1242, AH 1243, AH 1244, AH 1248, no Regnal Year dates, AH 1242 Year 22(?), or perhaps 23 or 24, (KM 260.2). All very fine. (5) £150-200

1995 † Bombay Presidency, Silver machine-struck Rupees (2), Surat type, one struck at Calcutta, one at Bombay, AH 1215 Year 46 (Pr 284, 286; KM 222, 223). Darkly toned, about extremely fine though probably once cleaned, and nicely toned, good extremely fine. (2) £100-150

1996

1997

1996 † Bombay Presidency, Silver machine-struck Rupee, Surat type, AH 1215 Year 46, struck at Calcutta, plain edge (Pr 284; as KM 222, edge unlisted). Extremely fine, an unusual error for the mint. £200-300 1997 † Bombay Presidency, Silver machine-struck Rupee, 1810-1813, in the name of Shah Alam II (Pr 294; KM 224). Pleasantly toned, nice extremely fine. £150-200


1998 † Bombay Presidency, Silver Rupees (3) and ½-Rupee, Surat type, Year 46 (KM 212.1, 211.1); Poona, Ankusi Rupees (2), FE 1234 (KM 214); Hali Sikka Rupees (2), FE 1242, FE 1244 (KM 217); Bagalkot, Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, 1819 (M&W T3); Belgaum, Rupee, Azamnagar type, dated 1821 (M&W T3). Very fine to extremely fine. (10) £150-180

1999

2000

1999 † Gold 1/15-Mohur/Rupee, 1800-1815, Year 4x, privy mark 1, struck at Surat mint, 0.77g (Pr 252; KM 213). Extremely fine, a little die rust and one small test mark on the edge. £200-300 2000 † Bombay Presidency, Gold 1/15-Mohur/Rupee, 1803-1824, Year 4x, privy mark 4b, star in place of the crown, struck at Bombay mint, 0.77g (Pr 265; KM 237.1). Extremely fine, obverse nicely centred and the conplete “4” visible, and half of the flower in the Julus. £300-400

2001 2002 2001 † Bombay Presidency, Gold 1/15-Mohur/Rupee, 1825-1831, Year 4x, privy mark 5b, no crown but a flower on the lower part of the left side privy mark, struck at Bombay mint, 0.77g (Pr 269; KM 237.2). Extremely fine, reverse a little weak, die rust both sides. £200-300 2002 † Bombay Presidency, Gold “⅛-Mohur”, c.1825, Year xx, type is as that of the Surat mint, struck on a thin planchet, 1.33g. Very fine, edge cut and large die break on the obverse, unlisted denomination. £150-250 If it was not for the weight, one could argue that it was a hammered out Rupee. Possibly a contemporary counterfeit, but for what purpose? It would not fool anyone into thinking it was a ¼-Mohur.

2003

2004

2005

2006

2003 † Bombay Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, c.1774, Year xx, struck AH 1188/1189 using a Mughal design, 3.81g (Pr 10; KM 180, unpriced). Very fine and a unique design for the Bombay series. £500-800 2004 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Panchia / ⅓-Mohur, Ahmadabad (mintname off flan), in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1249, 3.07g (KM 1566A). Loop removed at bottom, gilt, almost extremely fine. £300-400 2005 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Panchia / ⅓-Mohur, Ahmadabad, AH (12)49, ruler’s name off-flan but type struck in the name of Muhammad Akbar II, 3.02g (not in KM or SAC). Hairline flan flaw on the obverse, otherwise good very fine and rare. £300-400 2006 † Bombay Presidency, Gold ⅓-Mohur/Panchia, 1801-1802, Year xx, privy mark 2 with the upside down crescent, 3.86g (Pr 258; KM 240). Very fine, some encrustation on the reverse around the Julus. £200-300


2007

2008

2007 † Bombay Presidency, Gold ⅓-Mohur/Panchia, 1800-1815, Year xx, privy mark 1, struck at the Surat mint, 3.86g (Pr 251; KM 239). Good very fine. £200-300 2008 † Bombay Presidency, Gold ⅓-Mohur/Panchia, 1825-1831, Year xx, privy mark 5, struck at the Bombay mint, 3.84g (Pr 267; KM 247). Very fine. £150-200

2009 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Mohur, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 9 (posthumous), Mumbai mint, 19mm, 11.55g (Pr 8; KM 182). Good very fine, small edge test cut, very rare. £5000-8000

2010

2011

2010 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Mohur, 1800-1832, privy mark 1, struck at the Surat mint, 11.58g (Pr 250; KM 214). Some edge damage and an attempt to remove a scratch in the centre of the obverse by gently scratching over it, otherwise very fine. £250-350 2011 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Mohur, 1801-1802, privy mark 2, struck at the Bombay mint with the upside down crescent, 11.54g (Pr 257; KM 242). About very fine. £500-800

2012

2013

2012 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Mohur, 1803-1824, privy mark 4, with normal crown privy mark, 11.58g (Pr 261; KM 244). About extremely fine. £300-400 2013 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Mohur, 1803-1824, privy mark 4a, with inverted crown privy mark, 11.52g (Pr 262; KM 246). Very fine. £250-350


2014 † Bombay Presidency, Gold Mohur, 1825-1831, privy mark 5, normal crown and star on the left side, 11.59g (Pr 266; KM 248). Extremely fine, toned. £250-350 2015 † Madras Presidency, Cash (20), definite dates are (16)78, 1705, 1710 (2), two very different styles, one or both could be contemporary counterfeits, 1725, 1731, 1733, 1734, 1736, 1737, 1739, 1803; incomplete and uncertain dates are (16)90, 1697, 1698 (2), both very different styles, 1701, (17)02, 173(1), 174 (8 or 9) (Pr 92, 96, -, -, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102; KM 314), with other Cash (5), one from Fort St David (Pr 106 (2), 108 (2), Pr 289; KM 378). Generally fine or better, many with the legible dates very fine, some with signs of corrosion. (25) £300-500 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket There was much thought put into how best to offer these often mediocre-looking coins. Trying to get as many different dates as possible of every series was one of the aims for the Fore collection. We wanted to be as comprehensive as possible, even if it meant going blind in the process. Offered as one large lot, we hope that some astute collector will take this to the next step and add some of the missing dates.

2016

2016

2017

2016 † Madras Presidency, 2½-Cash (2), 1790-1800, die axis ↑↓, second with no crossbar in the “½” of the denomination (Pr 236; KM 309). Moderately toned, very fine and about extremely fine, edge a little ragged. (2) £100-150 2017 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Dub/5-Cash, 1807 (Pr 331; KM 325). Fine, weak spot in the centre of the obverse. £100-150 The British Museum only has a corroded fine to very fine specimen in their collection which helps attest to the rarity of this coin.

2018

2019

2019

2018 † Madras Presidency, 5-Cash, 1803, small letters (Pr 208a; KM 317). Glossy uncirculated with a touch of mint red. £100-150 2019 † Madras Presidency, 5-Cash (2), 1807, die axis (2)

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and die axis

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(Pr 234; KM 324). Very fine and fair. £100-150

2020 † Madras Presidency, 10-Cash/Dudu (9), 1691, full date, 1706, full date, 1721, almost a full date, top of the second “1” missing, 1739, part of the “9” missing, 1741, both “1” only partially visible, 1744, “1” off the flan, 1748, “1” off the flan, 1750, “1” off the flan, 1752, “1” and top of the “7” not on flan, all with the date in a straight line (Pr 20, 27, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43; KM 291). Generally fair to very fine, last corroded. (9) £200-300


2021 † Madras Presidency, 10-Cash/Dudu (14), 1755, full date, 1756, “1” off flan, 1758, “1” off flan, 1761, first “1” off flan, 1768, “1” off flan, (17)69, “17” off flan, 1774, “1” off flan, 1777, unconfirmed by Pridmore, “17” off flan, 1784, “1” and right side of “4” off flan, 1786, “1” off flan, 1795, 1796, “1” and part of “7” off flan, (17)98, “17” off flan, hard to tell if this is 1786 or 1798 but there is a line following the edge to the right which suggests that this is the edge of the coin and therefore it is 1798, 1801 (Pr 45, 46, -, 47, 49, 50, 51, -, 54, 55, 60, 61, 62, 64; KM 306). Generally fine to very fine, a few lightly corroded. (14) £300-400 By 1777 the flans are getting so small that it is sometimes difficult to makes the distinction between the 10-Cash and the 5-Cash coins.

2022 † Madras Presidency, 10-Cash (2), 1803, 1808, (Pr 199, 206; KM 319, 320). Glossy good extremely fine and choice uncirculated with about 50% mint red. (2) £150-200 second ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 28

2023 † Madras Presidency, 10-Cash (6), 1807, all slight varieties: five dots and two end dashes; six dots and two end dashes; plain dividing line, no dot after “X”; six dots, two outside dashes, and star dividing line; engraved with a heavy hand leaving thick characters, six dots and two end dashes as central line; another engraved with a more delicate hand, five dots and two end dashes for line, no dot after “X” (Pr 228 (2), 229, 230, 231 (2); KM 326). Generally about very fine to good very fine. (6) £200-300

2024 † Madras Presidency, 10-Cash (2), 1807, plain dividing line, one without dot after “X” (Pr 232; KM 326); 10-Cash (2), 1807, struck on a larger planchets of 26.3mm and 28mm, varieties in placement of the obverse characters, first has spare space above above the dividing line and part of the legend has been struck over some of the rectangles that make up the inscription (Pr 233; KM 326). Generally very fine. (4) £300-400

2025 † Madras Presidency, Obverse Brockage 10-Cash, 1808 (KM 319). Good fine.

£50-80


2026

2026

2027

2026 † Madras Presidency, Copper ½-Dub (2), AH 1113 Year 46, AH 1118 Year 5(x?), struck at Masulipatam (Pr 302; KM 385). Both crude very fine but with clear AH dates. (2) £200-300 2027 † Madras Presidency, 1/96-Rupee/½-Dub, 1794, (Pr 319; KM 392). Choice uncirculated, with about 50% mint red, rarer in this grade than a proof. £150-200

2028

2029

2028 † Madras Presidency, 1/96-Rupee/½-Dub mule, 1797, obv from the 1797 die with the end of the obverse letters touching the incuse area, rev with the date 1794 (Pr 322; KM 393). Very fine. £150-200 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2029 † Madras Presidency, 1/96-Rupee/½-Dub, 1797 (Pr 323; KM 397). Extremely fine.

£100-150

ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2030 † Madras Presidency, Copper ½-Dub (2), 1807, die axis very fine. (2)

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and die axis

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(Pr 329; KM 327). Both good £200-300

2031 † Madras Presidency, Copper ½-Dub (2), 1808, one with a large date and larger reverse characters but small “DUB”, the other with half the size and smaller, finer reverse characters but larger “DUB” (Pr 335; KM 345). Both very fine. (2) £150-200

2032 † Madras Presidency, Copper Dub (4), AH 1110 Year 5, AH 1111 Year 43, AH xx87 Year 18, AH x222 Year 4, “4” is right on the edge so could be Year 4x (Pr 301; KM 386). Generally about very fine but nonetheless very pleasant for such a crude copper coin. (4) £300-400


2033

2034

2033 † Madras Presidency, 1/48-Rupee/Dub, 1794 (Pr 310; KM 394). Glossy, extremely fine.

£100-150

ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2034 † Madras Presidency, 1/48-Rupee/Dub, 1794, plain edge (Pr 313; KM 396). Very fine, pitted, mostly on the obverse. £80-100 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2035

2036

2035 † Madras Presidency, 1/48-Rupee/Dub, 1797 (Pr 316; KM 398). Good extremely fine.

£150-200

ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2036 † Madras Presidency, Copper Dub, 1807 (Pr 336; KM 329). Well struck, extremely fine and attractive. £200-300

2037 † Madras Presidency, 20-Cash, 1807, stars and dots for dividing line but with the unusual Tamil letter form (Pr 221; KM 328). Extremely fine for issue, small flaw on obverse edge at 4 o’clock. £150-250

2038 † Madras Presidency, 20-Cash (6), 1807, varieties with a different dividing line arrangement of dots and star (Pr 222; KM 328). Two good extremely fine, the others are fine. (6) £200-300 2039 † Madras Presidency, 20-Cash, 1807 (Pr 223; KM 328); 20-Cash (3), 1807, one with die axis ↑↓, the other two with die axis ↑↑, one of these has the dot after the “XX” (Pr 224; KM 328). First has been cleaned, fair, the others very fine to good very fine, unusually nice grades for this series. (4) £200-300


2040 † Madras Presidency, 20-Cash (2), 1808, thick planchet and thin planchet (Pr 193, 197; KM 321, 322). First good extremely fine with small scratch by date, the second uncirculated with some mint red. (2) £200-300

2041 † Madras Presidency, 40-Cash, 1807, dividing line, obv plain, rev dots and star (Pr 216; KM 332). About extremely fine, weak around the edges, but really pleasant for this issue. £400-600

2042

2043

2042 † Madras Presidency, 40-Cash, 1807, rev plain double dividing line (Pr 217; KM 332). About very fine for issue. £200-300 2043 † Madras Presidency, 40-Cash, 1807, rev star and ‘clouds’ for the dividing line and a series of five dots and end dashes below the denomination (Pr 218; KM 332). Extremely fine and most pleasant. £500-800

2044

2045

2044 † Madras Presidency, 40-Cash, 1807, rev star and ‘clouds’ for the dividing line (Pr 219; KM 332). Extremely fine for issue, obverse die flaw at 12 o’clock. £500-800 2045 † Madras Presidency, 40-Cash, 1807, obv smallest characters of the five 1807 varieties, rev double dividing line (Pr 220; KM 332). Very fine for issue but a terrible strike, part of the central area completely missing and a vertical die flaw on the obverse. £150-250 This is the first time that all five varieties have been offered at auction since the Pridmore sale!


2046 † Madras Presidency, Copper 2-Dubs, 1807 (Pr 327; KM 334). Well struck, good very fine for type and extremely rare, a superb example. £3000-4000 ex Wiggins collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 580

2047 † Madras Presidency, Pie (3), 1825, first with two dots under the “S” on the reverse, second with one dot, third with no dots (Pr 282, 284, 285; KM 428). All uncirculated, some with a little mint red. (3) £150-200

2048 † Madras Presidency, Pie (2), 1833, two dots under the “S” (Pr 286; KM -). Both good extremely fine. (2) £100-150 Pridmore calls these “a native engraver’s copy of the Royal Mint issue”. However, it is quite possible that there is more to these than first meets the eye. They are exceptionally well made, probably too well made to be a copy. Could these have been struck at one of the mints in the Madras area by mint apprentices? If they are counterfeits, why go to all the effort to make such an insignificant coin? It would seem that these two coins were produced by different hands but maybe with the same tools. They are both high grade so probably not made for circulation. The only major error is in the English lettering under the lions, it could have been produced by a local workman.

2049 † Madras Presidency, 2-Pice, 1825 (Pr 280; KM 429). Uncirculated with a touch of mint red.

£80-100

2050 † Madras Presidency, 4-Pice (3), 1825, first with right wreath tip pointing down, second with right wreath tip pointing up, third has the right wreath tip in a straight line (Pr 276, 278, 279; KM 431, 422, 433). First and third uncirculated with some mint red, the second extremely fine. (3) £200-300


2051 † Madras Presidency, Gold Fanam, 1643-1693, obv single crude deity, rev undecipherable, similar to the Mysore pieces of the same era, 0.38g (Pr 11). Extremely fine. £100-150

2052 † Madras Presidency, Silver Fanams (7), 1807, all slight varieties, differences include size of star (one looks more like a starfish, another is made up of five dots), small neat characters and larger cruder characters (Pr 167; KM 336); Fanam, 1807, without branches below star (Pr 168; KM 337). Generally good fine, the last fair and rare. (8) £150-200

2053 † Madras Presidency, Silver Fanams (3), 1808, cinched waist buckle, three varieties with the number of dots around the central obverse character, either none, one or two dots (Pr 188; KM 349); Fanams (3), 1808, first with round plain buckle, second with oblong buckle with the line halfway to the centre, third with no buckle at all, just a cross hatch of lines and diamond shape instead of dot(s) in the central character (Pr 189). Generally extremely fine, the fourth Fanam very fine. (6) £150-200

2054 † Madras Presidency, Silver 2-Fanams (2), 1807, first with no central circles, second with circles both sides (Pr 161, 162; KM 339, 340); 2-Fanams (2), 1807, central circle only on reverse, two varieties with different die axis and characters (KM 341). First two very fine, the others fine. (4) £100-150

2055

2056

2057

2058

2055 † Madras Presidency, Silver 2-Fanams, 1808, rev star, the buckle is square (as Pr 307; KM 405). Unevenly toned, good extremely fine. £700-900 2056 † Madras Presidency, 2-Annas, 1808, rev without star (Pr 309; KM 406). Good extremely fine on a slightly prooflike surface, probably cleaned lightly at some time, rare. £800-1200 Pridmore calls this coin, without the start on the reverse, “a pattern?”. It is definitely very different from the other coins in this series, which supports the idea of a pattern even though they are normally found well worn.

2057 † Madras Presidency, 4-Annas, 1808, large English letters, similar to the Wiggins example and unlike the coin in KM with smaller letters (Pr 305; KM 407). Good fine and rare. £500-800 2058 † Madras Presidency, 5-Fanams, 1807 (Pr 158; KM 342). Once cleaned but better than very fine.

£150-200

2059 † Madras Presidency, 5-Fanams (3), 1808, first with no stops and square buckle, second with no stops and oval (oblong) buckle, third with no stops and buckle partly filled (Pr 178, 179, 180; KM 351). Very fine, uncirculated and good extremely fine, second two toned. (3) £250-350


2060 † Madras Presidency, 5-Fanams (2), 1808, period between FIVE and FANAM, oval buckle partly filled, first with large letters, second with small letters (as Pr 180; KM 351); 5-Fanams (2), 1808, dot after FIVE, buckle formed of dots (Pr 183A; KM 351). First two extremely fine, the third about very fine. (3) £200-300

2061 † Madras Presidency, 5-Fanams (2), 1808, square buckle, period after FIVE but E of FIVE is struck over a B; and unlisted variety with a cross-hatch of lines instead of a buckle (Pr 183, -; KM 351). Extremely fine and very fine, struck with clashed dies and therefore weak where the cross-hatch shows through to the reverse. (2) £200-300

2062

2063

2062 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda, 1807, nine stars either side of temple, rev one pellet between the legs of Vishnu (Pr 155; KM 343). Good fine. £300-400 2063 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda, 1807, appears to be a “flip strike”, nine stars either side of temple, rev two pellets between the legs of Vishnu (Pr 155; KM 343). Nicely toned, choice uncirculated. £800-1000

2064 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda, 1807, eleven stars either side of temple, and one more at 12 o’clock, rev four pellets between the legs of Vishnu (not listed in Pridmore; KM 343). Attractive extremely fine. £500-800 ex Sir John Wheeler collection, Baldwin’s Auction 22, 2 May 2000, lot 17, part

2065 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda (3), 1808, oblong buckle, partially filled, no dots between and after QUARTER PAGODA; second with oblong but empty buckle; last with end stop to legend and square end to buckle (Pr 173 (2), 175; KM 352). First extremely fine, the others very fine, last lightly corroded. (3) £200-300


2066

2067

2066 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda, 1808, centre and end stop, buckle partially filled (Pr 176; KM 352). Choice uncirculated, attractively toned. £400-600 2067 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda, 1808, centre and end stop, buckle partially filled (Pr 176; KM 352). Good extremely fine, toned. £150-200

2068 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda (2), 1808, both with centre stop only, first with empty buckle, the second with buckle partially filled (KM 352). Both good extremely fine. (2) £300-400

2069 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Pagoda, 1808, end stop only, buckle partially filled (KM 352). Extremely fine, nicely toned. £120-180

2070 † Madras Presidency, 1/16-Rupees (2), AH 1172 Year 6, both Calcutta, first struck 1817-1835, mintmark closed lotus, second struck 1823-1825, mintmark “rose” (Pr 262, 267; KM 411, 423). Extremely fine and nicely toned, choice uncirculated. (2) £50-80

2071 † Madras Presidency, ⅛-Rupee, AH 1172 Year 6, 14.5mm; another ⅛-Rupee, included for comparsion (Pr 257; KM 408). First prooflike good extremely fine, the second very fine and a more usual grade for this date. (2) £200-300 Pridmore states these are 13.5mm, yet this coin is 14.5mm. While not listed as a Proof anywhere, it has the appearance of a slightly mishandled proof and is unlike any other coin I have seen of this series.

2072 † Madras Presidency, ⅛-Rupees (3), AH 1172 Year 6, first two from very different dies with obvious variences in the size of the “7” in the date, one has a very small “7” (Pr 261 (2), 266; KM 412 (2), 424). Good extremely fine to uncirculated, the last toned. (3) £100-150


2073 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1807, overstruck on an 8-Reales, fourteen stars each side of the gopuram, three poles extending from the top of the gopuram, the right side windows engraved all the way to the top, rev one dot between the legs of Vishnu, four rows of dots surrounding the deity (Pr 152; KM 344). Extremely fine and very lustrous, light evidence of the 8-Reales undertype. £1500-2500

2074 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1807, flip-strike where the original ½-Pagoda was flipped over and struck again, fifteen stars each side of the gopuram, three poles extending from the top of the gopuram, windows on the right engraved only halfway, the rest left blank, rev two dots between the legs of Vishnu, five rows of dots surrounding the deity (Pr 153; KM 344). About extremely fine for issue but the flip-strike has weakened much of the detail at the edges. £1000-1500

2075 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1807, overstruck on an 8-Reales, sixteen stars to left of the gopuram, seventeen on the right, four poles extending from the top of the gopuram, rev one dot between the legs of Vishnu, five rows of dots surrounding the deity (not listed in Pridmore; KM 344). Choice extremely fine, much of the undertype evident. £2000-3000

2076 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, no evidence of an undertype, large letters, no stop between HALF and PAGODA, end stop, nine stars either side of the gopuram as is normal, all the right-hand stars have a central dot, none on the left side have dots, four poles extending from the top of the gopuram pointing directly to the O of PAGODA, rev no dots between the legs of Vishnu, one small dot above him attached to his top (Pr 169; KM 353). Choice extremely fine and toned. £800-1200


2077 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, no evidence of an undertype, large letters, most of the stars are struck over a dot, sometimes directly in the centre but a few are well off centre, no stop, three poles to the top and they point slightly to the right of the O of PAGODA, rev two large dots and one smaller one off centre between the legs of Vishnu, one large dot above his top (Pr 169; KM 353). Choice extremely fine, lustous but struck from slightly rusty dies. £800-1200 There seem to be two different size of the “large letters” but it can be difficult to identify them because of the placement of the inner circle. Some of them are close to the letters, others a bit further away. We are aware of one collector who has 35 varieties of these, so a lot of dies were used! The stars and dots are another curiosity. Perhaps on some of the dies the dots were placed first in the die and then someone else would stamp in the stars over the top of these dots.

2078 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, large letters, no stop between HALF and PAGODA, appears to have six poles pointing between the G and O of PAGODA, but this may be a result of repunching of the original three poles, the second set of poles are smaller and attached to the first set, rev three small dots between the legs of Vishnu, one small dot above his top (Pr 169; KM 353). Choice extremely fine, lustrous and attractively toned. £800-1200

2079

2080

2079 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, very slight evidence of an undertype, large letters, no stop between HALF and PAGODA, three strong poles on top of the gopuram pointing slightly to the left of the O, thinner stars than usual and the left side stars are grouped closer to the gopuram, the lowest of these is furthest from the ground than on any of these coins in the Fore collection (Pr 169; KM 353). Good extremely fine, toned. £1000-1500 2080 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, overstruck on a Charles IIII 8-Reales, large letters, denomination misspelt as HALF PGODA, no dots in denomination, three poles that point to the D of PGODA, rev four dots between the legs of Vishnu, one is misshapen, and one dot above his top (Pr 170; KM 353). Extremely fine, cleaned. £1500-2000


2081 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, overstruck on a Charles IIII 8-Reales, large letters, the denomination appears to be spelt without the last A of a PAGODA but part of the undertype might have hidden the A, three poles to the top of the gopuram that point to the D of PAGOD, rev one misshapen dot between the legs of Vishnu, one large dot above his top (Pr 170a; KM 353). Extremely fine, cleaned. £800-1200

2082 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, triple-struck over another ½-Pagoda (1807?) and an 8-Reales, small letters, it is not possible to see if there is a stop after PAGODA due to the undertypes, three poles at the top of gopuram pointing to the O, rev four dots between the legs of Vishnu, one misshapen, one dot above his top (Pr 171; KM 354). Extremely fine for issue, weak spots due to the triple-strike. £1000-1500

2083 † Madras Presidency, ½-Pagoda, 1808, large letters, stop after HALF and PAGODA, three poles on the top of the gopuram pointing between the G and O, this is also the only coin in this group that has lines within the belt buckle, rev no dots between the legs of Vishnu, one dot above his top (Pr 172; KM 353). Extremely fine for issue, has been very lightly cleaned in the past, now retoning. £800-1000

2084 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Rupee, AH 1189, Masulipatam mint (as Pr 299/300; KM 388). Very fine.

£250-350

2085 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Rupee, c. AH 1200-1220, Masulipatam mint (Pr 299/300; KM 388). Very fine, toned. £200-300 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket


2086 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Rupees (2), Masulipatam, Year 2x and Year 6, struck at Arkat (Pr 299?, 143; KM 388, 382). Good very fine and about very fine, darkly toned. (2) £350-450

2087 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Rupees (2), AH 1172 Year 6, two varieties, first with large AH date, edge center grained left, second with smaller AH date (about half the size), edge centre grained right, the Year 6 dates are the same size but the second has a slightly more open lotus (Pr 255, 256; KM 409). Both uncirculated, toned. (2) £150-200 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2088 † Madras Presidency, ¼-Rupees (3), AH 1172 Year 6, mintmark closed lotus, mintmark rose (2), one low relief, the other high relief rose (Pr 260, 272 (2); KM 413, 425 (2)). First and last extremely fine, toned, the high relief rose good extremely fine and brilliant. (3) £150-200

2089

2090

2091

2092

2089 † Madras Presidency, Gold Three-Swami Pagoda, full-length deities (KM 289). About extremely fine and scarce. £200-300 2090 † Madras Presidency, Gold Pagoda, 3.38g, Negapatnam, crudely designed standing deity with arms raised, rev granulated, 3.38g (Pr -, see note on p.45; Scholten, see p.139, footnote to 1228; cf Skanda 616). Extremely fine and rare. £400-500 This type was struck at Negapatnam after its capture by the British in 1781 under the authority of the East India Company’s agent, Captain Scott, and is therefore commonly known as Scott’s Pagoda or the Iskat Pagoda.

2091 † Madras Presidency, Gold Pagoda, 1740-1807, obv man and two women pictured from the waist up, with the hat finery we come to expect from these figures, rev granulated, 3.44g (Pr 3b; KM 304). About extremely fine. £200-300 2092 † Madras Presidency, Gold Pagoda, 1740-1807, obv figure of Vishnu, rev star surrounded by granulations, 3.36g (Pr 9; KM 303). Mint state. £200-300

2093

2094

2093 † Madras Presidency, Gold Pagoda, 1808-1815, top of the pagoda points between the letters O and D, 2.96g (Pr 149; KM 356). Mint state. £400-600 2094 † Madras Presidency, Gold Pagoda, 1808-1815, top of the pagoda points to letter D, 2.94g (Pr 150; KM 356). Surfaces a little granular, otherwise good extremely fine. £300-500


2095 † Madras Presidency, Silver ½-Rupees (3), AH 1172 Year 6, mintmark open lotus, mintmark closed lotus, mintmark rose (Pr 248, 253, 264; KM 401, 402, 426). First very fine, the others extremely fine and toned. (3) £100-150

2096

2097

2098

2096 † Madras Presidency, Silver ½-Rupee, AH 1172 Year 6, mintmark closed lotus (Pr 259; KM 414). Choice uncirculated, lightly toned and very frosty. £100-150 2097 † Madras Presidency, Gold 2-Pagodas, 1808-1815, nine stars each side of the pagoda which points to the letter O, large English letters, rev small star at 12 o’clock, Tamil and Telugu made with small characters, dot after the first character on the left, 5.59g (Pr 146; KM 358). Good extremely fine. £400-600 2098 † Madras Presidency, Gold 2-Pagodas, 1808-1815, seven stars each side of the pagoda which points between the letters G and O, one of the stars on the right side double-struck, small lettering both sides in all languages, obverse Persian letters almost touching English letters, rev large star at 12 o’clock, no dot after first character, 5.91g (Pr 147; KM 357). Extremely fine. £300-500

2099

2100

2101

2099 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb (1658-1707), Chinapatan, Year 39 (KM A289). Good very fine, two shroff marks. £80-120 2100 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb, Chinapatan, Year 40 (1692-1693) (Pr 113; KM A289). Good very fine, once cleaned. £80-120 2101 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb, Chinapatan, Year 41 (1697-1698) (Pr 114; KM A289). Lustrous extremely fine. £150-200

2102

2103

2102 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, Year 43 (1699-1700) (KM A289). Very fine, cleaned with two shroff marks. £80-120 2103 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb, Chinapatan, Year 45 (1701-1702) (Pr 116; KM A289). Very fine, two shroff marks. £80-120


2104

2105

2106

2104 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb, Chinapatan, Year 49 (1705-1706) (Pr 117; KM A289). Extremely fine though a little dirty, two shroff marks. £120-180 2105 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb, Year 50 (1706-1707) (KM A289). Extremely fine, softly struck but lustrous and without shroff marks. £150-250 2106 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Aurangzeb, Chinapatan, Year 51 (1707) (Pr 118; KM A289). Good extremely fine, a few flan cracks. £150-250

2107

2109

2110

2107 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, (1707-1712) Chinapatan, AH 1119, ahd (Year 1), only the top of the date can be seen but the ahd (Year 1) is full (Pr 119; KM A302). Good very fine. £80-120 2108 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (3), in the name of Shah Alam I, Chinapatan, AH 1120 Year 2, AH 1122 Year 4, AH 1124 Year 6 (Pr 120, 122, 124; KM A302). Good fine with one shroff mark, fine and very fine but corroded. (3) £100-150 2109 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah Alam I, Chinapatan, AH 1121 Year 3 (Pr 121; KM A302). Extremely fine for issue and lustrous. £100-150 The full date and the strike is such that we can see about a third of the edge beading on the reverse, including one area where there are two beads struck over the edge beading and these are placed so well that it makes one wonder if there was a reason behind this.

2110 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah Alam I, Chinapatan, AH 1123 Year 5 (Pr 123; KM A302). Very fine. £80-120 Full date but no edge beading can be seen other than at 8 o’clock on the reverse where we can see two dots in the same manner as the coin in the previous lot where the edge beading is visible.

2111 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Farrukhsiyar (1713-1719), Chinapatan, AH (11)25 Year 2, AH (11)26 Year 3 (Pr 126; KM E302). Both very fine. (2) £100-150

2112 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of Farrukhsiyar, Chinapatan, AH (11)28 Year 5, AH (11)29 Year 6 (Pr 128, -; KM E302). Both very fine for issue, second with a very weak strike around the regnal year date. (2) £100-150


2113 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of ‘Alamgir II (1757-1759 AD), Year 2 or 4 of Alamgir II (1754-1759), struck at Arkat, and year 6 (Pr 139(?), 140; KM 384). About very fine and very fine with edge cut. (2) £150-200 The regnal year on the first coin is not completely on the coin, it could be a 2 or a 4 or maybe even a 3.

2114

2116

2117

2114 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Masulipatam, AH 1173 Year 7 (as Pr 292295, but slightly earlier date and cruder lotus; as KM 390). Very fine. £200-300 2115 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Masulipatam, AH 1189, AH 1200 Year 26 (both unlisted in Pridmore, see 292-295; KM 390). Both with corroded reverse and a few light shroff marks, otherwise very fine, possibly from the same hoard. (2) £100-150 2116 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Masulipatam, AH 1197 Year 23(?) (Pr 292; KM 390). Choice extremely fine. £250-350 2117 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Masulipatam, AH 1197 Year 23 (as Pr 292; KM 390). Good extremely fine. £400-600 ex Steve Album, bought for US$1000 This coin has a more obvious “3” as the second number of the ry. Although very close to the edge, there is a clear little bump at the top of the horizontal stroke, which one would expect for a “3”.

2118 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Masulipatam, AH 1205 Year 3(?)x, AH 1212 Year 3(?)x (Pr 293, 294; KM 390). Good very fine and very fine, both toned. (2) £150-200 Krause has the ry as “32” for the 1205 and “39” for the 1212 which make sense. Pridmore just has question marks for the ry. The “3”s on both these coins are only half visible, so we are assuming that they are 3x.

2119 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupees (2), AH 1172 Year 6, AH 1176 Year 6, struck 1812-1817, the second European style issue, mm open lotus, first edge centre graining left, second edge centre graining right, very different dies on these two coins (Pr 251, 252; KM 410); Silver Rupee, the third of the European style issue, mm closed lotus (Pr 258; KM 415). First two good extremely fine and toned, the last extremely fine. (3) £100-150


2120

2121

2122

2120 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, AH 1172 Year 6, struck 1823-1835, mm rose in low relief (Pr 263; KM 427). Uncirculated, nicely toned. £80-100 2121 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, AH 1172 Year 6, struck 1823-1835, mm rose in high relief (Pr 263; KM 427). Choice brilliant uncirculated. £80-100 2122 † Madras Presidency, Silver Rupee, AH 1172 Year 6, struck 1830-1835, privy mark small crescent (Pr 268; KM 436). Extremely fine, toned. £80-100

2123 † Madras Presidency, 2-Rupees, AH 1172 Year 2 (Pr 246; KM 404.1). issue.

About extremely fine for £1500-2000

ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 532 This has the distinction of being the only Double Rupee struck for any of the Presidencies for circulation. A little crude and plain in the design, with no decorative dot clusters, only the nuqtas for the relevant letters, which does reinforce the thinking that the Year 2 and Year 6 were two completely different issues and that, by the second issue, they were able to make a more attractive and elegant coin.

2124 † Madras Presidency, 2-Rupees, AH 1172 Year 6, much more elaborate design, with decorative dot clusters (Pr 245; KM 404.2). Die flaw or cut at 6 o’clock, otherwise good extremely fine for issue with some uneven tone. £2000-3000

2125

2126

2125 † Madras Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, AH 1172 Year 6, mintmark closed lotus, struck 1817, 2.90g (Pr 240; KM 416). Extremely fine. £600-800 2126 † Madras Presidency, Gold ¼-Mohur, 1819, obv ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY, standing lion, 2.89g (Pr 243; KM 419). Frosty, good extremely fine. £400-600


2127 † Madras Presidency, Gold 5-Rupees (2), 1820, obv ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY, standing lion, slight differences in size of the English lettering and placement of the period at the end of the lettering, 3.89g (Pr 244; KM 422). Minor marks, otherwise extremely fine. (2) £500-800

2128

2129

2128 † Madras Presidency, Gold ½-Mohur, 1817, mintmark closed lotus, 5.810g (Pr 239; KM 417). Nice extremely fine. £500-800 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2129 † Madras Presidency, Gold ½-Mohur, 1819, obv ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY, standing lion, 5.81g (Pr 242; KM 420). Extremely fine. £400-600

2130 † Madras Presidency, Gold Mohur, Chinapatan, in the name of Muhammad Shah, Year 3, 10.89g (not in KM or Pridmore). Brilliant extremely fine and of the highest rarity, superb. £5000-8000

2131 † Madras Presidency, Gold Mohur, AH 1172 Year 6, mintmark closed lotus, struck 1817, 11.61g (Pr 238; KM 418). Numerous fine hairlines from a light cleaning, otherwise extremely fine. £400-600

2132 † Madras Presidency, Gold Mohur, 1819, large English letters, right flag pointing between the A and E of EAST, 11.67g (Pr 241; KM 412.2). Mint state. £500-800


2133 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Nazarana-style Broad-flan Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1183 Year 9, struck for Mahé, 33mm (KM 16). Extremely fine, toned, rare and a superb specimem. £800-1000 It is reported that broad-flan Rupees, with full legends visible, were struck at Pondicherry for Mahé. See in particular the article “Le monnayage de Mahé” by Daniel Cariou in Numismatique Asiatique Numéro 4 (Dec. 2012). Rupees such as the present one and those in the following lots, however, do not seem to come to the market with the normal signs of circulation so may have been used solely or primarily as presentation pieces.

2134 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Nazarana-style Broad-flan Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1185 Year 10, struck for Mahé (KM 16). Good very fine, toned, rare. £800-1000

2135 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Nazarana-style Broad-flan Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1198 Year 32, struck for Mahé, 31mm (KM 16). Extremely fine with some toning, rare. £800-1000

2136 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Nazarana-style Broad-flan Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1233 Year 58, struck for Mahé, 32mm (KM 16). Good very fine with some toning, rare. £800-1000 This issue, with posthumous dates of Shah ‘Alam II and with oblique milling on the edge rather than the usual straight machinemade milling, must have been the first issue of Rupees struck at Pondicherry for Mahé after the reopening of the mint in 1817 under the restoration of the monarchy in France.

2137 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Rupee, in the name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Year 2; Rupees (2), in the name of ‘Alamgir II, ahd (Year 1), Year 4 (KM 8, 12); Rupees (2), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1197 Year 22, AH 1199 Year 24 (KM 15). Generally very fine, some shroff marking. (5) £100-150


2138 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Rupees (8), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1200 Year 25, AH 1201 Year 26, AH 1205 Year 30, AH 1206 Year 31, AH 1218 Year 43, AH 1221 Year 43, AH 1219 Year 44, AH 1220 Year 45 (KM 15). Very fine to extremely fine, some with toning. (8) £140-180 2139 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver Rupees (6), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH 1206 Year 31, AH (12)18 Year 43, AH (12)18 Year 43, AH 1221 Year 43, AH 1219 Year 44, AH 1220 Year 45 (KM 15). Very fine to good very fine. (6) £120-150

2140

2141

2142

2143

2140 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of ‘Alamgir II, Year 7 (KM 11). Good very fine and rare. £250-300 2141 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver ½-Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 4, struck from ½-Rupee dies (KM 14). Good very fine, toned and rare. £250-300 2142 † French East India Company, Arcot Coinage, struck at Pondicherry, Silver ¼-Rupee, in the name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Year 3, struck from ¼-Rupee dies (KM 6). Good very fine, toned and rare. £250-300 2143 † French East India Company, Silver Fanon, Pondicherry, 1720 issue, obv crown over fleurs de lis, rev fleurs de lis within ornate cross design (KM 41). Good very fine, toned, well-centred and very rare. £600-800

2144 † French East India Company, Silver 2-Fanon, Pondicherry, obv flowered crown, rev 5 fleur de lis (KM 49), Fanon, obv pearled crown, rev 5 fleur de lis (KM 44), Fanon, 1837 (KM 54). Generally very fine. (3) £80-120 2145 † French East India Company, Silver 2-Fanon, Pondicherry, obv flowered crown, rev 5 fleur de lis, Fanon (2), obv pearled crown, rev 5 fleur de lis, ½-Fanon (KM 37, 49, 44); Copper Coins (5) (KM 32, 35, 52, 58). Generally very fine. (8) £80-120 2146 † French East India Company, Fanons (8), for Mahé, 1738, 1750, 1751, 1752, 1754, 1770, 1782, 1792 (KM 67). Mostly good very fine to extremely fine. (8) £140-180

2147 † French East India Company, Copper 2-Sols, struck at Pondicherry for use on the Ile de France and the Ile de Bourbon (Mauritius and Reunion), undated 1723 issue, obv large crown, rev 9 fleurs de lis, 29mm (KM 42). About very fine and very rare. £300-400


2148

2149

2150

2148 † French East India Company, Copper Biche for Mahé, 1743 (KM 65). Good very fine with well-centred date, very scarce. £200-300 2149 † French East India Company, Copper Biche for Mahé, 1752 (KM 65). Very fine with well-centred date, very scarce. £150-200 2150 † French East India Company, Copper Biche for Mahé, 1755 (KM 65). Very fine with date quite well centred, very scarce. £150-200

2151 † French East India Company, Copper Biche for Mahé, 1787 (KM 65), ½-Biches (2), 1750, 1753 (KM 64). Biche very fine with well-centred date, the ½-Biches fine, very scarce. (3) £100-150

2152 † Dutch East India Company, Gold Pagoda, Negapatnam, obv standing deity, rev granulations, 3.38g (Scholten 1229a; KM 22). Good very fine. £150-200

British India

2153

2154

2155

2153 † Copper 1/12-Anna (6), 1835 (5), 1848 (SW 1.102-104, 2.61; KM 445). All extremely fine or better, the last with much mint red. (6) £100-150 2154 † Copper 1/12-Anna, 1835M, upside down M in COMPANY (SW 1.105). Good extremely fine.

£150-200

2155 † Copper 1/12-Anna, 1857, rev double leaf at top of wreath (SW 3.75; KM 463.2). Brilliant uncirculated. £200-300

2156 † Copper 1/12-Anna (3), 1862 (SW 4.184, 4.189, 4.190; KM 465). All good extremely fine with mint red. (3) £150-180 all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets


2157

2158

2159

2157 † Copper 1/12-Anna (5), 1874, 1875 (2), 1876 (2) (SW 5.57, 5.59, 5.59a, 5.62, 5.63; KM 465). Generally extremely fine. (5) £150-200 three ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2158 † Copper 1/12 Anna (26), 1877 (2), 1878, 1882, 1883 (2), 1884, 1885 1886 (2), 1887 (2), 1888 (2), 1889 (2), 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, (SW 6.61-6.75; KM 483). Generally extremely fine, most with much mint red, viewing recommended. (26) £400-600 all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2159 † Copper 1/12 Anna (9), 1903 (2), 1904, 1905, 1906 (2) 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 (SW 7.208-7.230; KM 497498). All uncirculated with much mint red. (9) £200-300 three ex Pridmore collection All nine of the Edward dates represented.

2160 † Bronze 1/12 Anna (30), 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923 (2), 1924 (2), 1925 (2), 1926, 1927 (2), 1928 (2), 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 (2) (SW 8.530-8.591; KM 509). Mostly uncirculated with much mint red. (30) £250-300 twenty-nine ex Pridmore collection

2161 † Copper ½-Pice (2), 1853, 1862 (SW 3.84, 4.179; KM 464, 466). Both good extremely fine with some mint red. (2) £50-80 2162 † Copper ½-Pice (5), 1885C-1890C, 1885C, 1886C, 1888C, 1889C, 1890C (SW 6.561-6.566; KM 484). Generally good extremely fine or better, three lacquered with a hint of mint red, the 1886C toned, the 1889C uncirculated with almost full red. (5) £200-300 2163 † Copper ½-Pice (11), 1891C-1895C, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901 (SW 6.568-6.606; KM 484). Generally extremely fine or better, 1894, 1895 and 1897 with some mint red, 1898 almost full mint red. (11) £200-300

2164

2165

2164 † Copper ½-Pice (8), 1903, 1905, 1906 (2), 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 (SW 7.182, 7.192, 7.195, 7.197, 7.199, 7.201, 7.203, 7.206). Generally extremely fine, the 1903 and 1905 with some mint red, the 1909 brilliant. (8) £150-200 2165 † Bronze ½-Pice (25), 1912-1932, 1934-1936 (SW 8.390-8.528). Generally extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated. (25) £100-150 A good lot to try to upgrade and complete by finding a 1933.


2166

2167

2168

2166 † Copper ¼-Anna (26), 1835 (SW 1.86-1.100; KM 446). Mostly extremely fine or better, a few uncirculated with some mint red. (26) £200-300 four ex Pridmore collection, with tickets A really good lot for study!

2167 † Copper ¼-Anna, 1857, single leaf at top of wreath (SW 3.74; KM 463.1). Extremely fine.

£100-150

all ex Pridmore collection

2168 † Copper ¼-Anna (5), 1858, (SW 3.78 (4), 3.80; KM 463.1 (4), 463.2). First four good extremely fine, the last brilliant uncirculated. (5) £100-150 four including the last are ex Pridmore collection

2169 † Copper ¼-Anna Die Trial, 1858, obv “J.W. & CO.” at the corners of the denomination, single leaf at top of wreath (SW 3.83). Defaced with a diagonal cross across the whole of the reverse, otherwise very fine. £200-300 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket stating it was purchased from the (Spink) Numismatic Circular Sept. ‘60

2170

2171

2172

2170 † Copper ¼-Anna (16), 1862 (SW 4.162-4.172; KM 467). Generally about extremely fine, some with mint red. (16) £200-300 2171 † Copper ¼-Anna, 1862, with dot (SW 4.171). Glossy good extremely fine.

£150-200

2172 † Copper ¼-Anna (3), 1874C, 1875B, 1875B (SW 5.48, 5.52, 5.53; KM 467). First uncirculated, the others about extremely fine. (3) £100-150 2173 † Copper ¼-Anna (14), 1877C, 1877B, 1878C, 1879C, 1880C, 1882C, 1882B, 1883B, 1883C, 1885C, 1886C, 1886B, 1887C, 1887B (SW 6.486, 6.488, 6.490, 6.492, 6.494, 6.495, 6.496, 6.497, 6.498, 6.502, 6.503, 6.504, 6.505, 6.506). Generally good extremely fine to uncirculated, 1882B and 1887B very fine, some with mint red. (14) £150-200 all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2174 † Copper ¼-Anna (16), 1888C, 1888B, 1889C, 1889B, 1890C, 1891C, 1892C, 1893C, 1894C, 1895C, 1896C, 1897C, 1898C, 1899C, 1900C, 1901C (SW 6.507, 6.508, 6.509, 6.510, 6.511, 6.513, 6.519, 6.523, 6.527, 6.530, 6.534, 6.538, 6.542, 6.546, 6.550, 6.554). Generally extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated, 1888C, 1896C and 1898C very fine, some with mint red, 1897C and 1899C lacquered. (16) £200-300


2175

2176

2177

2175 † Copper ¼-Anna (4), 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 (SW 7.157, 7.160, 7.165, 7.168; KM 501). First two brilliant uncirculated, the others uncirculated and mostly red. (4) £200-250 2176 † Bronze ¼-Anna (4), 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910 (SW 7.170, 7.173, 7.175, 7.180; KM 502). All uncirculated and mostly red, the first lacquered. (4) £200-250 2177 † Bronze ¼-Anna, 1911C (SW 8.335; KM 511). Uncirculated with about 60% mint red.

2178 2178 † Bronze ¼-Anna, 1911C (SW 8.335; KM 511). Very fine.

£300-400

2179 £80-120

This has been messed around with at some point in the past. First it seems that someone has added reading, and then either they, or someone else, removed it and in the process reducing the size of the coin by about 1mm.

2179 † Bronze ¼-Anna (26), 1912, 1913, 1914C, 1916, 1917C, 1918C, 1919C, 1920C, 1924B, 1925B, 1926C, 1926B, 1927C, 1927B, 1928C, 1928B, 1929C, 1930B (2), large and small dates, 1931C, 1933C, 1934C, 1935C, 1936C, 1936B (SW 8.337-8.386; KM 512). Mostly brilliant uncirculated, 1914C, 1927C and 1929C with about 50% red. (26) £200-300 1919C, 1926B, 1928B and 1936C ex Pridmore collection

2180 † Copper ½-Anna (2), 1835B, minor differences in the leaves on the reverse, 29mm (SW 1.79; KM 447.1). Extremely fine. (2) £100-150

2181 † Copper ½-Anna (2), 1835B, minor differences in the leaves on the reverse and in the tufts of hair on the backside of the lion on the left, first has two tufts on the tail, the second has four tufts, 30mm (SW 1.79; KM 447.1). Both uncirculated, first with a touch of mint red, the other has been cleaned at some time and is now red and brown. (2) £150-200


2182

2183

2182 † Copper ½-Anna, 1835M, left lion’s left foot does not touch the scroll, 30.2mm (SW 1.83; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with much mint red. £150-200 The coin diameter is probably not the best indicator of where the coin was struck. The thin or broad edge may be a better indicator.

2183 † Copper ½-Anna, 1835M, left lion’s foot touches the scroll, 30.5mm (SW 1.83; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with some mint red. £100-150

2184

2185

2184 † Copper ½-Anna, 1835M, left lion’s foot touches scroll, rev thicker letters with HALF ANNA closer to the wreath, 30.7mm (SW 1.83; KM 447.1). Good very fine. £50-80 2185 † Copper ½-Anna, 1845, “4” with serif, therefore struck before 1849 (SW 2.59; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with some mint red. £200-300

2186

2187

2186 † Copper ½-Anna, 1845, “4” without serif, therefore struck after 1849 (SW 2.60; KM 447.1). Uncirculated with almost full red, carbon spot under date on the reverse. £400-500 2187 † Copper ½-Anna, 1845, reverse brockage (SW 2.60). Very fine.

£100-150

2188 † Copper Proof ½-Anna, 1861, pattern-proof only date, die axis ↑↑ (SW 4.150, this coin illustrated; Pr 575). In NGC holder graded PR62 BN, one verdigris spot in the obverse field but the reverse is superb. £800-1200


2189

2190

2189 † Copper ½-Anna, 1862C, sloping “1” in date, struck before 1865 (SW 4.151; KM 468). Glossy extremely fine, a few light scratches on the obverse. £80-120 2190 † Copper ½-Anna, 1862C (SW 4.151; KM 468). Choice about uncirculated with 40% mint red, a little weakness on the reverse at 6 o’clock but a wonderful type coin. £400-600

2191 † Copper ½-Anna, 1862C, flat “1” in date, struck after 1865 (SW 4.155; KM 468). Uncirculated with some mint red, a little discolouration that seems to be a part of many of the early copper coins of India. £200-300 The coin has a different look to the sloping “1” examples. The mint realised that there was a serious need for these coins, so for this type they took much more time in the production of the dies, allowing better and much more pleasing detail.

2192 † Copper ½-Anna (2), 1875, 1876C, (SW 5.45, 5.47, this coin illustrated; KM 468). First very fine, the second extremely fine with a flaw on the reverse rim at 10 o’clock. (2) £150-200 The examples of these dates from the Diana collection (Baldwin’s Auction 54, 6 May 2008) still seem to be among the finest known. These were the best that David Fore and I could find after we were outbid at the Diana auction, a lesson learnt too late for us, but hopefully not for future collectors.

2193 † Copper ½-Anna (2), 1877C, obverse C, 1877B, obverse B (SW 6.458, 6.461; KM 487). Both extremely fine. (2) £300-400


2194 † Copper ½-Anna, 1884B (SW 6.467; KM only lists this as a proof). Glossy about uncirculated.

£1500-2000

Three to four of these have come on the market as non proofs in recent years, enough to make it clear that they were also thought to be used as a circulating coin. We will probably never know the full story of their history, but it is a very interesting example of Indian Numismatics.

2195 † Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1907B, 1908B (SW 7.144, 7.146; KM 504). Both brilliant uncirculated. (2)

£100-150

2196 † Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1909B, 1910B (SW 7.148, 7.150; KM 504). Both virtually mint state. (2)

£150-200

2197 † Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1912B, 1913B (SW 8.277, 8.279; KM 513). Both mint state. (2)

£100-150

2198 † Cupro-nickel Anna (2), 1914B, 1915B (SW 8.281, 8.283; KM 513). First mint state, the second extremely fine. (2) £100-150 A challenge for any collector would be to complete the Anna series in mint state but the coins on offer here are a good start.

2199 † Cupro-nickel Anna (3), 1917B, 1918B, 1919B (SW 8.287, 8.289, 8.291). Good extremely fine. (3)

£100-150

2200 † Cupro-nickel Anna (4), 1920B, 1924C, 1925C, 1925B (SW 8.294, 8.298, 8.302, 8.304). First very fine, the others good extremely fine. (4) £150-200


2201 † Cupro-nickel Anna, 1925/3B (not listed in SW as an overdate). Light bagmarks, otherwise uncirculated. £250-350 A good magnifying glass is needed to see the top and bottom of the “3” under the “5”, but once you have spotted it, it is very clear.

2202 † Cupro-nickel Anna (4), 1926C, 1926B, 1927C, 1927B (SW 8.306, 8.308, 8.310, 8.312). First three generally about extremely fine, the 1927B mint state. (4) £150-200

2203 † Cupro-nickel Anna (4), 1928C, 1928B, 1929C, 1930C (SW 8.314, 8.316, 8.318, 8.320). All lightly toned, uncirculated. (4) £200-300

2204 † Cupro-nickel Anna (5), 1933C, 1934C, 1935C, 1935B, 1936B (SW 8.322, 8.324, 8.326, 8.328, 8.331). First fine, the others good extremely fine or better. (5) £100-150

2205 † Cupro-nickel Anna, 1940C, obverse 1 (SW 9.152; not listed in KM). Uncirculated.

£100-150

This is known as a Proof Restrike. In ten years of looking I have seen only a few other pieces, one in fine condition and two others in uncirculated.

2206 † Silver 2-Annas (2), 1841C, A/1 and B/1, with the lock of hair on the ribbon (SW 2.50, 2.51; KM 459). Both mint state. (2) £50-80 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket A number of these Victorian silver coins are not as nice as those in the Diana collection (Baldwin’s Auction 54, 8 May 2008). David and I gave it a much though before adding these to the collection but, in the end, there were so many patterns that we really wanted we decided to focus all our attention on those.


2207 † Silver 2-Annas (2), 1841M, with minor differences, both have “S” incuse on the bust and hair across one of the ribbons, the first has nothing in the bow but the set of two and two berries to the right and left of the bow are barely visible, two leaves at the top right of the wreath, the second has strong dots along with the “V” on the right bow top, three leaves on the right bow top (SW 2.55, 2.56). First choice uncirculated, the second good extremely fine. (2) £100-150 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Looking at these coins it is hard to believe that the dots wore away with the “V”, die wear is a possibility but the strength of the other leaves makes one wonder.

2208 † Silver 2-Annas mules (2), 1841, obverse 1, reverse 2, nine berries, and obverse 2, reverse 1, sixteen berries (SW 2.--, 3.62). First poor, the second choice mint state. (2) £250-350 There is a mistake in the SW listing 3.62, it should read reverse 2, not 1

2209 † Silver 2-Annas (2), 1841C, reverse 1, nine berries, 1841M, reverse with nine berries (SW 3.64, 3.68). Both mint state. (2) £100-150

2210

2211

2212

2210 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1862C (3), 1874C, 1874B (SW 4.143, 5.36, 5.37; KM 469). Generally good extremely fine. (5) £100-150 2211 † Silver 2-Annas, 1874B, dot (SW 5.38, with NV which means that no price has been recorded in a public sale). Very fine, rare. £150-200 This coin is only known in the Fore collection

2212 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1875C (2), one possibly a 5/4 overdate, 1875B, 1876C, 1876B (SW 5.39 (2), 5.41, 5.42, 5.43; KM 469). Generally extremely fine. (5) £100-150

2213

2214

2213 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1877B (2), first appears to have a dot in the top flower, second reverse 1 with dot, 1878(c), 1879C, 1880C (SW 6.351, 6.353, 6.354, 6.358, 6.360; KM 488). Generally good extremely fine. (5) £200-250 all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2214 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1881C, 1881B, dot C/II, 1882B (3), dot A/I, dot A/II, and dot B/II (SW 6.361, 6.365, this should be reference Fore in SW, not the B/II listed above, 6.367, 6.369, 6.370). First choice uncirculated, the others generally very fine. (5) £150-200 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket


2215 † Silver 2-Annas (4), 1883C, 1883B (3) A/II no dot, A/I dot, and C/II dot (SW 6.373, -, 6.375, 6.377). First uncirculated, toned, the others very fine to extremely fine, last lacquered. (4) £150-200 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2216 † Silver 2-Annas (3), 1884C, 1884B, no mm, A/I, 1884Br, A/I (SW 6.378, 6.379, 6.384). First mint state, second uncirculated, the last good extremely fine, toned. (3) £150-200 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2217

2218

2219

2217 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1885C, 1885B, A/I, no mm, 1885Br, A/I, 1886C, 1886B (SW 6.386, 6.387, 6.388, 6.390, 6.391). Third fine, otherwise generally good extremely fine to uncirculated, first and fourth darkly toned, last brilliant. (5) £150-200 first and fourth ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2218 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1887C, 1887B (2), 1888C, 1888B (SW 6.392, 6.393 (2), 6.394, 6.396). One 1887B very fine, cleaned, otherwise generally extremely fine to uncirculated, a couple heavily toned. (5) £150-200 first and fourth ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2219 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1889C, 1889B, 1890C, 1890Bi, 1890Br (SW 6.397, 6.398, 6.399, 6.402, 6.403). Generally extremely fine to uncirculated, first darkly toned. (5) £150-200 first and third ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2220

2221

2222

2223

2220 † Silver 2-Annas, 1890(B), no mintmark (SW 6.401, with NV which means that no price has been recorded in a public sale). Mint state. £150-200 2221 † Silver 2-Annas (6), 1891C, 1891Bi, 1892C, 1892B, 1893C, 1893B (SW 6.406, 6.409, 6.414, 6.421, 6.424). Generally very fine to extremely fine. (6) £150-200 2222 † Silver 2-Annas, 1893/2B (SW 6.425). Mint state.

£100-150

2223 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1894C, 1894B, 1895C, 1896C, 1896B (SW 6.427, 6.429, 6.430, 6.431, 6.434). Generally extremely fine to uncirculated, third darkly toned. (5) £200-250 first, fourth and fifth ex Pridmore collection, with tickets


2224 † Silver 2-Annas (4), 1897C, 1897B, 1898C, 1898B (SW 6.436, 6.439, 6.441, 6.442). Generally extremely fine to uncirculated. (4) £100-150 first and third ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2225 † Silver 2-Annas (4), 1900C, 1900Br, 1901C, 1901Bi (SW 6.446, 6.448, 6.452, 6.455). All uncirculated, the third toned. (4) £150-200 first and third ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2226 † Silver 2-Annas (3), 1903, 1904, 1905 (SW 7.97, 7.99, 7.102; KM 505). Mint state, toned. (3)

£100-150

all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2227 † Silver 2-Annas (3), 1906, 1907, 1908 (SW 7.104, 7.107, 7.109; KM 505). Mint state, toned. (3)

£150-200

all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2228 † Silver 2-Annas, 1909 (SW 7.111; KM 505). Extremely fine, toned, small spot behind king’s head.

£150-200

ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2229 † Silver 2-Annas (3), 1910, third with a hint of a dot on the vine, this would usually designate a Bombay striking (SW 7.113 (2), 7.115). All uncirculated, first two toned. (3) £100-150 first two ex Pridmore collection, with tickets where he has marked one as “Variety with large 9”. The difference between the two “9”s is miniscule but can be seen.

2230 † Silver 2-Annas, 1911C (SW 8.194; KM 514). Choice uncirculated. ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

£200-300


2231 † Silver 2-Annas (5), 1912C, 1912B, 1913B, 1914C, 1914B (SW 8.196, 8.198, 8.202, 8.204, 8.206; KM 515). Generally good extremely fine to uncirculated, last two toned. (5) £150-200 all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2232 † Silver 2-Annas (3), 1915B, 1916C, 1917C (SW 8.210, 8.212, 8.214). All mint state. (3)

£80-120

all ex Pridmore collection, with tickets

2233 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1918C, 1918B, 1919C (SW 8.220, 8.223, 8.225; KM 516). All brilliant uncirculated. (3) £200-300

2234 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1920C, 1923C, 1923B (SW 8.227, 8.232, 8.234). All uncirculated. (3) £250-300

2235 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1924C, 1924B, 1925B (SW 8.236, 8.238, 8.242). All uncirculated. (3)

£250-300

2236 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1926C, 1926B, 1927C (SW 8.244, 8.246, 8.248). All brilliant uncirculated. (3) £300-400


2237 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1927B, 1928C, 1928B (SW 8.254, 8.252, 8.254). First uncirculated, second extremely fine, dirty, the last uncirculated but with line of carbon from king’s nose into field. (3) £100-150

2238 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (3), 1929C, 1930C, 1933c (SW 8.256, 8.258, 8.261). All brilliant uncirculated. (3) £200-300

2239 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (4), 1934C, 1935C, 1935B, 1936B (SW 8.264, 8.266, 8.267, 8.269). First good extremely fine, the others uncirculated. (4) £150-200 last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2240 † Cupro-nickel 2-Annas (20), 1939-1947, various dates and varieties of the George VI series. Mostly mint state. (20) £150-200

2241

2242

2243

2241 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, RS incuse, Hindi as the language of value (SW 1.61; KM 448). Uncirculated, some irregular toning. £200-300 2242 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, RS incuse, Persian as the language of value (SW 1.63). Uncirculated, lightly and pleasantly toned. £250-350 2243 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, F incuse, rev 19 berries (SW 1.65). Choice uncirculated, nicely toned. £200-250

2244 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, F raised, rev 18 berries (SW 1.69). Uncirculated, though struck with rusty dies. £150-200


2245

2246

2247

2245 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1835B, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, no initial on truncation, rev reverse IV with 18 berries (SW 1.72). Brilliant uncirculated. £150-200 2246 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1840C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse I, rev 34 berries (SW 2.43; KM 453). Uncirculated. £80-120 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2247 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1840C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse I, rev 20 berries (SW 2.45; KM 453). Good extremely fine. £150-200 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2248

2249

2248 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse I, S incuse on truncation, reverse III, 20 berries and “V” on bow (SW 2.47; KM 453). Brilliant uncirculated. £100-150 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2249 † Silver ¼-Rupee mule, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse of type 2, reverse of type 1, reverse III (SW 3.55, where this should be described as a mule). Extremely fine. £200-300 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2250 † Silver ¼-Rupees (2), 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse II, reverse I, without serif to “4”, first with no extension of the crossbar of the “4” past the upright, the second with the crossbar extending to the right of the upright (SW 3.52). Both brilliant uncirculated. (2) £50-80

2251

2252

2251 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse II, with W.W.S. on truncation, reverse II (SW 3.57). Good extremely fine, nicely toned. £80-120 2252 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse II, with W.W.B. on truncation, reverse II (SW 3.58). Extremely fine. £50-80 2253 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1862C, 1874C, 1874B, dot, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.130, 5.29, 5.30; KM 470). First brilliant uncirculated, the others about extremely fine. (3) £200-300


2254 † Silver ¼-Rupee (2), 1875C, 1875B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.31, 5.33). Good extremely fine and uncirculated. (2) £200-300

2255 † Silver ¼-Rupees (2), 1876C, 1876B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.34, 5.35). Both good extremely fine, first struck with rusted dies. (2) £150-200

2256 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1877C, 1877B, dot, obverse A with flower to right, 1877B, dot, obverse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.247, 6.249, 6.250; KM 490). First good extremely fine, second mint state, toned, the third very fine. (3) £300-400 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2257

2258

2259

2257 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.253). Good extremely fine.

£150-250

low mintage of only 44,240

2258 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1879C, reverse II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.255a). About uncirculated.

£150-200

2259 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1880C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.257). Darkly toned but uncirculated.

£300-400

2260 † Silver ¼-Rupees (2), 1881C, 1881B, A/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.258, 6.260). First extremely fine, lacquered, the second uncirculated, darkly toned. (2) £300-400 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2261 † Silver ¼-Rupees (4), 1882C, 1882B (3), dot, A/I, dot B/I, and dot, B/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.264, 6.266a, 6.267, 6.268). Second fair, third very fine, the others uncirculated, last toned. (4) £300-400


2262 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1883C, 1883B (2), B/I and C/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.270, 6.271, 6.272). First lacquered, brilliant uncirculated, second uncirculated, toned, the third about very fine. (3) £400-500 last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2263 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1884C, 1884B (2), B/I and C/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.273, 6.275, 6.276). First brilliant uncirculated, lacquered, second extremely fine with some light marks, last about extremely fine. (3) £200-300

2264 † Silver ¼-Rupees (2), 1885C, 1885B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.281, 6.282a). Choice brilliant uncirculated and good extremely fine with a few minor spots. (2) £200-250

2265 † Silver ¼-Rupees (2), 1886C, 1886B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.283, 6.285). Good extremely fine, lacquered, and brilliant uncirculated. (2) £200-250 2266 † Silver ¼-Rupees (5), 1887C, 1887B, 1888C, 1888Br, 1888Bi, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.286, 6.285, 6.290, 6.292, 6.293). First good very fine, second and third uncirculated, fourth good extremely fine, lacquered, last very fine. (5) £150-200 last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2267 † Silver ¼-Rupees (4), 1889C, 1889B, 1890C, 1890B, B incuse only, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.294, 6.296, 6.297, 6.300). First and third uncirculated, third with a little spotting on the reverse, second and fourth extremely fine. (4) £300-500 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket Some of the indicators that we have identified for earlier coins have changed as these dies became worn through use. The spiky wreath for reverse II on the Bombay issues is now half the size and although Pridmore continues to call these “reverse II”, as he did on the 1889B in this lot, these differences should be acknowledged.

2268 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1891C, 1891B, C/I, 1892B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.301, 6.304, 6.311). First and third uncirculated, the second extremely fine, last toned. (3) £200-300 second and third ex Pridmore collection, with ticket


2269 † Silver ¼-Rupees (4), 1893C, 1893B, 1894C, 1894B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.316, 6.318, 6.320, 6.322). First three extremely fine, second lacquered, the last choice uncirculated, toned. (4) £150-200 last ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2270 † Silver ¼-Rupees (4), 1896C, 1897C, 1897B, 1897/4B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.324, 6.327, 6.329). Last very fine, the others extremely fine, third toned. (4) £100-150 third ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2271 † Silver ¼-Rupees (4), 1898C, 1898B, 1900C, 1901C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.332, 6.335, 6.340, 6.344). Third good extremely fine, the others uncirculated or nearly so. (4) £100-150 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2272 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.78; KM 506). Brilliant uncirculated. £100-150

2273 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1904, 1905, 1906, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.80, 7.82, 7.84). All lightly toned, uncirculated. (3) £100-150

2274 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1907, 1908, 1910, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.86, 7.88, 7.91). All uncirculated. (3) £100-150


2275 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1911C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.136; KM 517). Choice uncirculated, unevenly toned. £400-600

2276 † Silver ¼-Rupees (3), 1912C (2), obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, first with very short tusks on the elephant and the wide flat border of the 1911 coinage, the other with much longer tusks, the rim is raised, 1912B (SW 8.138 (2), 8.140). All uncirculated, first nicely toned. (3) £80-120 It is possible that the first 1912C was a transitional piece as the dies changed from the issues that concerned so many people on the 1911 coinage.

2277 † Silver ¼-Rupees (4), 1913C, 1913B, 1914C, 1914B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.142, 8.144, 8.146, 8.148). Second very fine, the others uncirculated. (4) £80-120 2278 † Silver ¼-Rupees (5), 1915B, 1916C, 1917C, 1918C, 1919C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.152, 8.154, 8.156, 8.158, 8.160). First good extremely fine, the others uncirculated. (5) £80-120

2279 † Cupro-nickel, 4-Annas (2), 1919C, 1919B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.182, 8.184; KM 519). Good extremely fine and brilliant uncirculated. (2) £200-300

2280 † Cupro-nickel, 4-Annas (2), 1920C, 1920B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.186, 8.188). Good extremely fine and brilliant uncirculated. (2) £250-350

2281 † Cupro-nickel, 4-Annas, 1921B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.191). Extremely fine though a little dirty. £150-250


2282

2283

2284

2282 † Silver ¼-Rupees (5), 1925B, 1926C, 1928B, 1929C, 1930C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.162, 8.164, 8.166, 8.168, 8.170). All brilliant uncirculated, fourth with flaw in the field. (5) £80-120 2283 † Silver ¼-Rupees (8), 1934C, 1936C, 1936B (6), obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.172, 8.173, 8.175). First two choice uncirculated, second toned, the others all about uncirculated with various test marks. (8) £100-150 2284 † Silver ¼-Rupee, 1945B, large “5” in date, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.97, where the uncirculated price should read $200). Brilliant uncirculated. £150-180 I have seen two original Proof sets where all three coins had a large “5”. However, I have seen only about ten, at most, ¼Rupees, no ½-Rupees and only one Rupee with the large “5”.

2285 † Silver ¼-Rupees (32), 1939-1947, all different with minor varieties, including placements of the diamond test marks and size of the lettering. Mostly brilliant uncirculated. (32) £400-600 Most of these varieties were identified by Jim Haxby in the 1960s and 1970s when he had hundreds of coins to study. It was eventually decided not to include them in the SW book because they would be difficult to describe.

2286 † Silver Blank Planchet for a ½-Rupee, undated, raised rims, hand-stamped “1/2 RUPEE” on one side, plain edge. As made, an interesting piece of Indian numismatic history. £200-300

2287

2288

2287 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, R.S on truncation (SW 1.51; KM 449). Brilliant uncirculated, with a bright finish. £200-300 This coin is quite bright as a result of being heavily dipped by Jim Haxby when he was studying this series. His findings are not yet in print but it is being worked on. Unfortunately, he cleaned all his coins so that the variations would be easier to see, during a time when it was not important to collectors as to whether a coin had original surfaces or not. This is what we have to live with today.

2288 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, F incuse on truncation (SW 1.54). Brilliant uncirculated. £400-600

2289

2290

2289 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1835B, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, no initial on truncation (SW 1.60). Good extremely fine, toned, some die rust evident on the king’s neck below his ear. £300-400 2290 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1840C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 1, the crescent is strong on the bow (SW 2.32; KM 455). Uncirculated, nicely toned. £400-600


2291

2292

2291 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1840B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 2.37). Brilliant uncirculated.

£300-500

This also from Haxby with the very “brilliant” finish (see lot 2287)

2292 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, Persian legend misspelt, rev 24 berries (SW 3.46; KM 456). Bagmarks on the Queen’s cheek and into the field, otherwise brilliant uncirculated. £80-120 On the reverse, the 24th berry is very difficult to see because it is in the bow and slightly weakly struck.

2293

2294

2293 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 3.50). About uncirculated, toned.

£150-200

The difference between the “S” and the “B” that appear in front of the W.W. is very hard to discern without a strong magnifying glass.

2294 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1862, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, indistinct embroidery, 4½ panels, no “V” (SW 4.---; KM 472). Brilliant uncirculated. £80-120 From the beginning of my fascination with the Indian series, some 35 years ago, I have found a few dates that are a real pain when it comes to discerning the variety. The 1840, obverse II, and the 1862 ½-Rupees are at the top of this list. For instance, Dr Fore has two 1862 ½-Rupees, this piece has the indistinct embroidery, 4½ panels, and no V, the reverse is type III though, so unlisted in SW. I don’t think this means it is rare, just a bit of missing info in SW.

2295

2296

2295 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1862, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, obverse A, reverse IV, but with no cones at all in the flower (SW 4.119). Good extremely fine. £50-80 We can add a note to the entry in SW that the embroidery is “bolder”.

2296 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1874B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, obverse B1, 4¾ panels, reverse II, spikes pointing upwards (SW 5.22). Extremely fine. £150-200

2297

2298

2297 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1875C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, 4 panels to jabot (SW 5.25). Good extremely fine.

£150-250

2298 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1875B, dot, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 5.27). About extremely fine, toned.

£300-500

The updated edition of SW will soon be able to list a price for this coin.


2299

2300

2299 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1876C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 5.27b). About extremely fine.

£300-500

2300 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1876B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, 4¼ panels (SW 5.28). Good very fine.

£200-300

2301

2302

2301 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1877C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.169; KM 491). Bright, good extremely fine. 2302 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1877B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.172). laquered.

2303

£300-500

About extremely fine, cleaned and £250-350

2304

2303 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.174). Virtually mint state.

£250-350

2304 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.176). Very fine.

£100-150

2305

2306

2305 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1880C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.178). Extremely fine, toned, though a few light marks. £400-600 2306 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1881C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.179). Extremely fine, a somewhat shallow strike.

£250-350

2307 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1881B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, 4½ Panels (SW 6.182). Uncirculated.

£500-800

2308 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1882C, A/I, curved spikes, and A/II, straight spikes, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.183, 6.184). First fair, the second very fine, toned, with a few scratches. (2) £150-200


2309 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1882B, A/II, B/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.186, 6.187). About very fine and extremely fine. (2) £200-300

2310

2311

2310 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1883C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.188). Extremely fine.

£250-350

2311 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1884C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.189). Extremely fine.

£150-200

2312

2313

2312 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1884B, A/II, no dot, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.191). Good very fine, toned.

£100-150

2313 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1885C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.193). Extremely fine, toned, some carbon spotting in Queen’s hair. £200-300

2314

2315

2314 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1885Br, A/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, B raised in top flower (SW 6.194). About extremely fine, slightly raised flan flaw on reverse between U of RUPEE and N of INDIA. £150-200 2315 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1886C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.195). Extremely fine, pleasantly toned.

2316

£100-150

2317

2316 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1886B, A/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.196). Extremely fine.

£150-200

2317 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1887C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.197). Choice uncirculated, nicely toned. £250-300


2318

2319

2318 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1887B, A/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, B raised in top flower (SW 6.198). Uncirculated. £200-300 2319 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1888C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.199). Good extremely fine, a few tiny digs at the top of the Queen’s crown. £150-200

2320 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1888Br, A/II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, first with regular B mintmark, the second with the doubled mintmark, it looks like three half circles instead of two (SW 6.200). First extremely fine, lightly toned, the second fair. (2) £100-150

2321

2322

2321 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1888(B), A/II, no mintmark, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.201). Good extremely fine, toned. £150-200 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2322 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1889C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.202). About uncirculated, small edge knock on the reverse. £150-200

2323 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1889B, A/I, B incuse and backwards, and A/II, B raised, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.203, 6.204). Fine and extremely fine. (2) £200-300

2324 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1892C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.211). Good extremely fine, small mark on Queen’s cheek. £100-150


2325

2326

2325 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1892B, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.214). Good extremely fine.

£100-150

2326 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1893C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.218). Extremely fine.

£100-150

2327

2328

2327 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1893Bi, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.220). Uncirculated, superb and beautifully toned, quite an extraordinary high grade for a ½-Rupee. £300-400 2328 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1894C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.221). About extremely fine.

2329

£100-150

2330

2329 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1894B, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.223). Uncirculated, superb and beautifully toned. £350-500 2330 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1896C, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.224). Extremely fine.

£100-150

2331 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1897C, A/1, 1897Bi, A/I, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.227, 6.230). About extremely fine and extremely fine, nicely toned. (2) £100-150

2332

2333

2332 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1898C, A/1, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.234). Extremely fine.

£100-150

2333 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1898B, A/1, backwards B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.237). Good extremely fine.

£100-150


2334 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1899C, A/1, 1899B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.240, 6.242). Extremely fine, toned, and uncirculated. (2) £150-200

2335

2336

2335 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.56; KM 507). Good extremely fine. £100-150 2336 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1906B, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.60). Superb choice uncirculated.

2337

£300-400

2338

2337 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1907C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.62). About uncirculated.

£200-300

2338 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1907B, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.64). Choice mint state and lustrous. £300-400

2339

2340

2339 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1908C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.66). Good extremely fine and lustrous. £150-250 2340 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1909C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.68). Extremely fine.

2341

£150-250

2342

2341 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1910C, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.70). Choice mint state.

£300-400

2342 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1910B, obv EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR (SW 7.72). Choice mint state.

£300-400


2343 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1911C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.61; KM 521). Choice mint state.

£2500-3500

2344 † Silver ½-Rupees (2), 1912C, 1912B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.63, 8.65; KM 522). Uncirculated and good extremely fine. (2) £50-80

2345 † Silver ½-Rupees (3), 1913B, 1914C, 1914B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.69, 8.71, 8.73). Good extremely fine, mint state and brilliant uncirculated respectively. (3) £80-120 first ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2346 † Silver ½-Rupees (3), 1915C, 1916C, 1916B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.75, 8.78, 8.80). First brilliant uncirculated, the others good extremely fine. (3) £80-120

2347 † Silver ½-Rupees (3), 1917B, 1918B, 1919B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.82, 8.86, 8.88). First good extremely fine, the others choice uncirculated. (3) £100-150

2348 † Cupro-nickel, 8-Annas, 1919C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.128; KM 520). Good extremely fine. £150-200


2349

2350

2349 † Cupro-nickel, 8-Annas, 1919B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.131). Mint state.

£300-400

ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2350 † Cupro-nickel, 8-Annas, 1920B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.134). Good extremely fine. £150-200 ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2351 † Silver ½-Rupees (5), 1921C, 1922C, 1922B, 1923C, 1923B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.90, 8.93, 8.95, 8.97, 8.99). 1922C and 1922B good extremely fine, the others brilliant uncirculated, first with a small spot on the Queen’s cheek. (5) £100-150

2352 † Silver ½-Rupees (4), 1924C, 1924B, 1925C, 1925B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.101, 8.103, 8.105, 8.107). All brilliant uncirculated. (4) £150-200

2353 † Silver ½-Rupees (4), 1926C, 1926B, 1927C, 1928B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.109, 8.111, 8.113, 8.115). Generally brilliant uncirculated. (4) £150-200 2354 † Silver ½-Rupees (6), 1929C, 1930C, 1933C, 1934C, 1936C, 1936B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.117, 8.119, 8.121, 8.123, 8.125, 8.126), The 1933C good extremely fine, otherwise uncirculated to brilliant uncirculated, 1936C nicely toned. (6) £200-250

2355

2356

2355 † Silver ½-Rupee, 1933/2C, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.121). overdate.

Good extremely fine, a rare £100-150

2356 † Silver ½-Rupees (22), obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, includes many minor varieties (KM 549, 550, 552, 553). Generally about uncirculated to uncirculated. (22) £200-300 Some work has been left for the collector in this lot, but great satisfaction is the just reward when all the varieties have been identified.


2357

2358

2357 † Silver Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, R.S. incuse on the truncation (SW 1.36; KM 450). A few bagmarks, otherwise virtually uncirculated. £100-150 2358 † Silver Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, R.S. incuse on truncation but with the smaller letters, as used on the Pattern listed as Pr 178 (SW 1.37). Choice about uncirculated. £400-600 This coin is usually seen with die rust on the neck, but this example does not have it. This is a fantastic opportunity for newer collectors to compare the “smaller letters” variety with the regular letters in the previous lot. The letters for SW 1.36 are a tiny bit smaller than the other Calcutta/Bombay issues, but this difference between SW 1.36 and SW 1.37 is still clear.

2359 † Silver Rupees (4), 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, all F incuse (SW 1.39 var and 1.41 var). Two uncirculated, the others extremely fine. (4) £400-600 SW has started listing the varieties available for the F incuse. Dr Fore and I have taken it a little further, so we have this lot under SW1.39 and SW1.41, and need to add to the description: similar to V but the it is a single leaf that points to the centre of the Y of COMPANY, and reverse II with an aged bust of William.

2360 † Silver Rupee, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, F raised (SW 1.42). Good extremely fine.

£50-80

2361 † Silver Rupees (2), 1835B, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, no initial (SW 1.47). Both brilliant uncirculated, one with quite heavy die rust around the edges of the reverse. (2) £250-350


2362 † Silver Rupee mule, 1840, obv of William IV, WILLIAM IIII KING, no initial on truncation, rev of Victoria, reverse III, a hint of the 40/35 is visible (SW 1.49a). About very fine, toned. £5000-8000

2363 † Silver Rupees (3), 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 1, A/I, 19 berries, V on lower right ribbon, two leaves (SW 2.--; KM 457). Generally extremely fine. (3) £150-200 These are not listed in SW due to small varieties: the shape of the top leaves of the wreath, one example has blunt leaves, the others have pointed leaves; the size of the diamonds are large, medium and virtually gone (due to heavy die wear); small lock of hair on the back ribbon on all three coins.

2364 † Silver Rupees (2), 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse I, reverse III, rev 19 berries, with bud and crescent, and another, similar, but without crescent (SW -). Both good extremely fine. (2) £150-200

2365

2366

2365 † Silver Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse D, reverse 9, S incuse, 35 berries, no V, bust 2mm from edge, leaf group, no ridges, hint of lock of hair on back ribbon and small date (SW -). About extremely fine. £80-120 2366 † Silver Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse F, no initial, ridge on back ribbon, lock of hair on front ribbon, bust 1mm from edge, reverse VI, rev 34 berries, missing the 35th near “ONE”, leaves, with crescent, small date (SW -). Extremely fine. £80-120


2367 † Silver Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, no initial, no ridge on ribbon but locks of hair on both ribbons, bust 1mm from edge, reverse VIII, rev 35 berries, though the one by “ONE” is very weak, with crescent, small date (SW -). Good extremely fine, toned. £100-150

2368

2369

2368 † Silver Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, similar to the coin in the previous lot but without crescent on reverse bow (SW -). Good very fine. £50-80 2369 † Silver Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, no initial, ridge on back ribbon, no lock of hair on front ribbon, bust 1mm from edge, reverse VIII, rev 35 berries, leaf group, with crescent and small date (SW -). Extremely fine. £80-120

2370 † Silver Rupees (2), 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, both with letter “H”(?) on the lower left overlapping on the reverse but two different dies: both with bust 1mm from the edge and with ridge on back ribbon, one is lacking the lock of hair on the front ribbon, whilst the other one has a lock of hair on both ribbons, both reverses are the same with the bead at “ONE” very weak (SW -). Fine, toned and extremely fine, a most interesting pair. (2) £150-200

2371

2372

2371 † Silver Rupee, 1840, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse II (SW 3.33; KM 458). Choice mint state.

£100-150

2372 † Silver Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, W.W.B. on truncation, all three letters of equal size (SW 3.38). Good extremely fine, toned. £100-150


2373 † Silver Rupee, 1840M, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, W.W.S. on truncation, all three letters of equal size (SW 3.37). Extremely fine, nicely toned. £100-150 The 28 berries reverse on this variety is not as obvious as on the coin the previous lot due to die wear.

2374 † Silver Rupees (5), 1862, A/I, 0/0, G/II, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.33a; KM 473). Generally extremely fine to good extremely fine. (5) £250-350 all ex Jim Haxby collection He counted the edge ridges and so we have recorded varieties of 148, 149, 150 (which he calls rare), 151 and 152 ridges. In the 1960s there was a theory that the ridge count would indicate where the coin was struck.

2375 † Silver Rupees (2), 1862, A/II, 0/0, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, one with a plain cone above the E of ONE on the reverse, the other with the cross-hatch style we call pineapple. Both brilliant uncirculated. (2) £100-150 2376 † Silver Rupees (8), 1862, B/II, 0/0, obv VICTORIA QUEEN. Generally about extremely fine to extremely fine. (8) £200-300 three ex Pridmore collection seven ex Jim Haxby collection with ridge counts of 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155 and 156

2377 † Silver Rupee, 1862, A/III, 0/0, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.40). Fine.

£100-150

2378 † Silver Rupees (3), 1862B, B/II, 2/0, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, varieties with different placements of the dots at the top (SW 4.62). Generally about extremely fine to extremely fine. (3) £150-200


2379 † Silver Rupees (4), 1862B, B/II, 0/3, A/II, 0/4, B/II, 0/4, A/II, 0/5, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.67, 4.74, 4.73, 4.79). Generally about extremely fine to good extremely fine, last toned. (4) £150-200

2380

2381

2380 † Silver Rupee, 1862B, A/II, 2/4, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.77). About uncirculated.

£200-300

2381 † Silver Rupees (5), 1862B, A/II, 0/6, no crescent or V, A/II, 0/10, A/II, 1/1 (2), one with “J” and one without, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.81, 4.84, 4.89, 4.92 (2)). Generally very fine to extremely fine. (5) £100-150 2382 † Silver Rupees (2), 1862B, A/II, 1/2, and C/II, 1/2, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 4.99, 4.100). About extremely fine and extremely fine. (2) £50-80

2383

2384

2383 † Silver Rupee, 1862B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse struck with the obverse of the ½-Anna (SW 4.58; Pr 59). Good very fine, very rare. £500-800 2384 † Silver Rupee, 1874C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.5). Brilliant uncirculated.

2385

£80-120

2386

2385 † Silver Rupee, 1874B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.7). Brilliant uncirculated.

£80-120

2386 † Silver Rupee, 1874B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse C, with the shortened bust that did not see much use until late in the Victoria series (SW 5.9). Good extremely fine, nicely toned but a little carbon deposit on the reverse, very rare. £200-300


2387 † Silver Rupees (3), 1875C, 1875B (2), obv VICTORIA QUEEN (SW 5.12, 5.15, 5.16). Generally extremely fine to good extremely fine, last nicely toned. (3) £100-150

2388 † Silver Rupee, 1875B, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse C (SW 5.17). Extremely fine.

2389 † Silver Rupees (2), 1876C, 1876B, (SW 5.18, 5.20). Good extremely fine and about extremely fine. (2)

2390

£150-200

£80-120

2392

2390 † Silver Rupee, 1877C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.29; KM 492). Mint state.

£100-150

2391 † Silver Rupees (3), 1877B, reverse I; reverse II; and no dot mintmark, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.33 (2), 6.34). First two good extremely fine, the last fine. (3) £100-150 2392 † Silver Rupee, 1878C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.37). Mint state.

£100-150

2393 † Silver Rupees (3), 1878B, dot, reverse 1; dot; and not dot mintmark, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.39, 6.40, 6.41). Very fine, good extremely fine and extremely fine, toned. (3) £200-300 2394 † Silver Rupees (4), 1879C, 1879B (3), reverse I; dot, reverse II; and dot, reverse II, rounded corners to the top flower, rather than pointed ends of the flower, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.45, 6.46, 6.47, 6.49). Second good very fine, the others extremely fine to good extremely fine. (4) £200-300 2395 † Silver Rupees (3), 1880C, 1880B (2), dot, reverse 1, and dot, reverse II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.51, 6.52, 6.53). All extremely fine. (3) £100-150


2396 † Silver Rupees (2), 1881C, 1881B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, reverse III (SW 6.56, 6.60). Both good extremely fine. (2) £150-200

2397 † Silver Rupees (2), 1882C, 1882B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.61, 6.64). Both extremely fine. (2)

£100-150

2398 † Silver Rupees (4), 1883C, 1883B, raised B, 1884C, 1884B, raised B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.67, 6.71, 6.73, 6.76). Generally extremely fine to good extremely fine, first with a few spots, third with small flaw on the reverse. (4) £100-150

2399 † Silver Rupee, 1884B, B raised in lower flower, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.79). Extremely fine.

£100-150

2400 † Silver Rupees (2), 1885C, one with a short top to the “5”, the other with a long top to the “5”, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.80). Both mint state. (2) £150-200

2401 † Silver Rupee, 1885B, B incuse, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, reverse 1 (SW 6.88). Mint state.

£150-200


2402 † Silver Rupees (2), 1885B, raised B, reverse I, and raised B, obverse C, reverse II, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.84, 6.85c). Both very fine. (2) £100-150 second ex Pridmore collection

2403 † Silver Rupees (2), 1886C, A4/I, and C2/I, slightly shorter lower panel to the bodice, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.90, 6.90a). Good extremely fine and mint state. (2) £150-200

2404 2404 † Silver Rupee, 1886B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.93). Mint state.

2405 £100-150

2405 † Silver Rupee, 1886/5, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (as SW 6.94, but not known on Proofs). Very fine, scarce overdate. £80-120

2406 † Silver Rupees (3), 1887c, obverse A4, obverse C3 and an unusual coin with obverse A4 but smaller flowers and the whole design in the jabot, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.95, 6.96, -). First two mint state, the third brilliant uncirculated. (3) £300-400 third coin was found by Jim Haxby

2407 † Silver Rupees (2), 1887B, incuse B, and backwards B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.103, 6.100). Both extremely fine, first once polished. (2) £100-150 both ex Pridmore collection, with tickets


2408 † Silver Rupees (2), 1887B, raised B, 1887/6, incuse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.102, 6.103). Good extremely fine and about extremely fine. (2) £100-150

2409 † Silver Rupee, 1888C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, obverse C2 (SW 6.105). Mint state.

£100-150

2410 † Silver Rupees (3), 1888B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, incuse B, regular B and backwards B mintmarks (SW 6.107, 6.108). Extremely fine to good extremely fine. (3) £150-180

2411 † Silver Rupees (3), 1889C, 1889Br, raised B, 1889Bi, incuse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.109, 6.110, 6.111). About uncirculated to uncirculated. (3) £300-400

2412 † Silver Rupees (2), 1890C, 1890B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.112). Good extremely fine and brilliant uncirculated. (2) £100-150

2413 † Silver Rupees (2), 1891C, 1891B, incuse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.116, 6.119). Uncirculated with pleasant tone and about uncirculated. (2) £100-150


2414 † Silver Rupees (3), 1892C, 1892Br, raised B, 1892Bi, incuse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.125, 6.127, 6.128). Good extremely fine to uncirculated. (3) £100-150

2415 † Silver Rupees (2), 1893C, 1893B, incuse B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.133, 6.135). Both brilliant uncirculated. (2) £150-200 second ex Pridmore collection, with ticket

2416

2417

2416 † Silver Rupee, 1897C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.140). Extremely fine.

£200-300

2417 † Silver Rupee, 1897B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.142). Extremely fine.

£200-300

2418

2419

2418 † Silver Rupee, 1898C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.145). Brilliant uncirculated.

£150-200

2419 † Silver Rupee, 1898B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.147). Uncirculated.

£100-150

2420 † Silver Rupees (2), 1900C, 1900B, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.153, 6.155). Both brilliant uncirculated, the second with a few spots. (2) £100-150


2421 † Silver Rupees (3), 1901C, obverse C3, 1901B (2), obverse A3, obverse C2, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS (SW 6.159, 6.162, 6.164). First brilliant uncirculated, the others about extremely fine to good extremely fine. (3) £150-200

2422

2423

2422 † Silver Rupee, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, rev five diamonds under “RUPIYA”, three of them obviously overstruck on circles (SW 7.15; KM 508). Extremely fine. £200-300 I have heard of, but not seen, an example with three dots under the denomination in Urdu. This piece appears to be a repaired example of this with five diamonds under “RUPIYA”, three of them obviously overstruck on circles.

2423 † Silver Rupee, 1903C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.15). Brilliant uncirculated.

£50-80

2424 † Silver Rupees (3), 1903Bi (2), obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, dot on vine, without dot, 1903B, raised B below cross pattée (SW 7.18, 7.20). Brilliant uncirculated, very fine and about extremely fine. (3) £150-200 2425 † Silver Rupee, 1904C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.23). Mint state.

£80-120

2426 † Silver Rupees (2), 1904B, large “4” in date with heavy lower part, and small “4” in date with small lower part, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.25). Good extremely fine. (2) £80-120

2427 † Silver Rupees (2), 1904B, small “4”, 1905C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.25, 7.27). Both choice mint state. (2) £150-250


2428 † Silver Rupees (2), 1905B, long and short topped “5” varieties, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.29). Both extremely fine. (2) £50-80

2429 † Silver Rupees (3), 1906C, 1906B (2), obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, with and without B mintmark in crown, both with dot on vine (SW 7.31, 7.37). First two good extremely fine, the third uncirculated but weak at the centre of the reverse. (3) £100-150

2430 † Silver Rupees (3), 1907C, 1907B (2), obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, B mm and dot on vine, and without B mm but with dot on vine (SW 7.35, 7.37). Uncirculated, good extremely fine and choice mint state. (3) £150-200

2431 † Silver Rupees (2), 1908C, 1908B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.39, 7.41). Mint state and good extremely fine. (2) £150-180

2432 † Silver Rupee, 1908/7B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.42). Extremely fine, a scarce overdate. £200-300


2433 † Silver Rupees (2), 1909C, 1909B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.44, 7.46). Choice mint state and good extremely fine. (2) £150-200

2434

2435

2434 † Silver Rupee, 1909/8B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.47). Very fine, scarce overdate.

£150-200

2435 † Silver Rupee, 1910C, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.49). Mint state.

£100-150

2436 † Silver Rupee, 1910B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR (SW 7.51). Mint state, nicely toned.

£150-180

2437 † Silver Rupees (2), 1910B, obv EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, the second “1” of the date is clearly struck over “0”, and 1910B, it appears the “0” is struck over a “9” (SW 7.52). Both extremely fine. (2) £250-350

2438 † Silver Proof Restrike Pattern Rupee mule, 1910, obv bare head of Edward, designed by Wenzel, EDUARDUS VII REX ET IMPERATOR, rev wreath around ONE RUPEE INDIA, in the style of the George V Rupees (SW 7.14; Pr 1046 for obverse, Pr 1049 for reverse). In NGC holder graded PF65. £2000-3000


2439 † Silver Rupees (2), 1911C, 1911B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 8.11, 8.15; KM 523). Both mint state. (2) £150-180 2440 † Silver Rupees (3), 1912C, 1912B (2), obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, first without tusks on the elephant decorating the king’s sash (as the 1911 coins but the elephant’s trunk is the proper length now), second with tusks on the elephant (SW 8.17, 8.19; KM 524). First and third choice mint state, the second extremely fine. (3) £150-200 2441 † Silver Rupees (4), 1913C, 1913B, 1914C, 1914B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 8.21, 8.23, 8.25, 8.27). All uncirculated. (4) £100-150

2442 † Silver Rupees (2), 1915C, 1915B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.29, 8.31). Both mint state and rarer in these grades than any other date of this series. (2) £300-400

2443 † Silver Rupees (4), 1916C, 1916B, 1917C, 1917B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.33, 8.35, 8.37, 8.39). All uncirculated, last nicely toned. (4) £150-180 2444 † Silver Rupees (6), 1918C, 1918B, 1919C, 1919B (3), obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, first with tusk on elephant, the second with double punched last “9” in the date, the first punch of the “9” almost touches the “1”, third with no tusk on the elephant (SW 8.41, 8.43, 8.45, 8.47 (2), 8.48). First with a few carbon spots, otherwise about uncirculated, the second good extremely fine, the others uncirculated. (6) £200-300

2445 † Silver Rupees (4), 1920C, 1920B, 1921B, 1922B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.50, 8.52, 8.54, 8.57). All uncirculated. (4) £150-200


2446 † Silver Rupee, 1922B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (SW 8.57). Mint state.

£50-80

2447 † Silver Rupees (2), 1938B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, without B mintmark, and with dot (SW 9.9; KM 555). Both mint state. (2) £150-200

2448 † Silver Rupee, 1939B, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.13). Good extremely fine, rare.

£4000-6000

2449 † Silver Rupees (15), 1940B, 1941B (3), 1942B (3), 1943B (3), 1944 (4), 1945, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR, includes many varieties. Generally uncirculated, some rewarding work for a keen numismatist. (15) £150-200 all ex Jim Haxby collection where he has them all listed as different varieties

2450 † Silver Rupee, 1947L, obv GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR (SW 9.40). Mint state. Most current catalogues have failed to appreciate just how rare this coin is.

£150-250


2451 † Republic, Proof Set, 1954B, consisting of Bronze Pice, Cupro-nickel ½-Anna, Anna and 2-Anna, Nickel ¼-Rupee, ½-Rupee and Rupee, obv GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (KM 1.3, 2.2, 3.2, 4, 5.1, 6.1, 7.2). Choice Proofs. (7) £800-1000 2452 † Republic, Proof Set, 1962B consisting of Nickel-brass Paisa, Cupro-nickel 2-Paise, 5-Paise and 10-Paise, Nickel 25-Paise and 50-Paise (KM 8a, 11, 16, 24.1, 47.2, 55). Choice Proofs. (6) £40-60

2453 † Gold Mohur, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, R.S. on truncation, 11.66g (SW 1.9). Frosty extremely fine. £5000-7000 only 9133 struck

2454 † Gold Mohur, 1835C, obv WILLIAM IIII KING, no initial on truncation, dot after date, 11.66g (SW 1.15a). Extremely fine, though a number of light scratches in front of the king’s neck. £4000-5000

2455 † Gold Mohur, 1841, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 1, no initials on truncation, 11.65g (SW 2.1). Good extremely fine. £3000-4000 There is still no way to tell which mint struck these. Maybe, with the increased interest in Indian numismatics, a collector will one day find a way to decipher this. One such diagnostic, based on studies of the Rupees, could be the large lock of hair on the back headband and a small lock of hair on the front hairband?


2456

2457

2456 † Gold Mohur, 1841M, Madras mint, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 1, S incuse on truncation, one lock of hair on the back headband and a series of five diagonal lines on the front headband, 11.65g (SW 2.3). Extremely fine. £2500-3500 only 32,000 struck

2457 † Gold Mohur, 1841C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, plain “4” in date, rev leaves in the palm are long enough to go under the “A” of “INDIA”, 11.67g (SW 3.7). About uncirculated. £2500-3500

2458

2459

2458 † Gold Mohur, 1841C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, plain “4” in date, smaller date, rev palm leaf under the “A” of “INDIA”, in length between the coin in the previous lot and that in the next, the curls on the lions left front leg are quite different as well, 11.66g (SW 3.7). Good extremely fine. £2500-3500 2459 † Gold Mohur, 1841C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, obverse 2, crosslet “4” in date, rev leaves in the palm do not go under the “A” of “INDIA”, 11.65g (SW 3.11). Mint state. £3500-4500

2460 † Electrotype Copy of the Reverse of the Gold Mohur, c.1841, EAST INDIAN COMPANY, wide flange at the bottom to keep it raised, 8.93g. As made. £400-600 Probably made for display purposes.

2461

2462

2461 † Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, single flower in lower jabot, no V on ground, rev no V below date, 11.65g (SW 4.1). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 2462 † Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, single flower in lower jabot, no V on ground, rev V below date, 11.66g (SW 4.3). Extremely fine. £1500-2000


2463

2464

2463 † Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, single flower in lower jabot, V on ground, rev no V below date, 11.69g (SW 4.4). A number of small contact marks, otherwise extremely fine. £1000-1500 2464 † Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, single flower in lower jabot, V on ground, rev V below date, 11.64g (SW 4.5). Extremely fine. £1500-2000

2465

2466

2465 † Gold Mohur, 1862C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, double flowers in lower jabot, V on ground, rev no V below date, 11.64g (SW 4.6). About extremely fine. £1500-2000 2466 † Gold Mohur, 1875C, obv VICTORIA QUEEN, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.65g (SW 5.1). About extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 11,433 struck

2467

2468

2467 † Gold Mohur, 1877C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.67g (SW 6.1). About extremely fine. £1000-1500 only 10,424 struck

2468 † Gold Mohur, 1879C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.6). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 18,639 struck

2469

2470

2469 † Gold Mohur, 1881C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.10). Extremely fine. £2000-2500 only 22,647 struck

2470 † Gold Mohur, 1882C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.11). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 11,663 struck


2471

2472

2471 † Gold Mohur, 1884C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.65g (SW 6.12). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 8,643 struck

2472 † Gold Mohur, 1885C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.13). Some handling marks, otherwise extremely fine. £1000-1500 only 15,057 struck

2473

2474

2473 † Gold Mohur, 1888C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.67g (SW 6.15). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 15,073 struck

2474 † Gold Mohur, 1889C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.66g (SW 6.16). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 15,367 struck

2475

2476

2475 † Gold Mohur, 1891C, obv VICTORIA EMPRESS, double flowers in lower jabot, 11.67g (SW 6.18). Extremely fine. £1500-2000 only 16,524 struck

2476 † Gold 15-Rupees, 1918B, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, 7.97g (SW 8.1). Mint state.

2477

£1500-2000

2478

2477 † Early Proof Restrike or Original Proof Gold 15-Rupees, 1918B, yellow gold, obv GEORGE V KING EMPEROR, 7.98g (SW 8.2). A few light marks, otherwise uncirculated. £2000-2500 This could be an Original Proof, the there are a few light marks that make it difficult to ascertain when it was struck.

2478 † Gold Sovereign, 1918I, GEORGIVS V D G BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP, 7.99g (SW 8.5). Mint state.

£400-500


2479 † Copper electrotypes obverse bust Hubs (3), for the ¼-Rupee, ½-Rupee and Rupee, portrait of Queen Victoria. Extremely fine, as made. (3) £200-300 They are electrotypes in copper from the master punches, and seem to have been glued down at one time in their existence. I can see them being made and sent to someone involved in the decision making of the coin designs for their comment.

Errors and Tokens

2480

2481

2480 † British India, Error ¼-Anna, 1862, struck without a collar resulting in a planchet of 29mm rather than the usual 25-26mm (SW 4.168). Glossy uncirculated with some mint red. £100-150 2481 † British India, ¼-Anna Obverse Brockage, 1877-1901, VICTORIA EMPRESS. Well detailed, extremely fine. £50-80

2482

2483

2484

2482 † British India, Error ¼-Anna, 1908, struck 20% off centre. Very fine.

£40-60

2483 † British India, Blank Planchet for the Anna, c.1907-1939, scalloped edge. Very fine.

£40-60

2484 † British India, Obverse Brockage 2-Annas, VICTORIA QUEEN. Good very fine.

£50-80

2485

2486

2487

2485 † British India, Error 2-Annas, 1888B, struck 15% off centre (SW 6.396). Good extremely fine.

£50-80

2486 † British India, Rupee Obverse Brockage, Madras mint issue, VICTORIA QUEEN. Good extremely fine, pleasantly toned. £100-150 2487 † British India, Rupee Obverse Brockage, EDWARD VII. About extremely fine, has been cleaned and lacquered. £50-80


2489

2490

2488 † British India, Rupee Obverse Brockage, GEORGE V. About extremely fine, a number of light marks.

£50-80

2489 † British India, Error Rupee, date off flan, struck 60% off centre, GEORGE V. Good extremely fine and most unusual. £150-200 2490 † British India, Error Rupee, 1945, struck 25% off centre, GEORGE VI. Good extremely fine.

2491

£100-150

2492

2491 † British India, Error Rupee, 1947B, struck 40% off centre, GEORGE VI. Extremely fine.

£100-150

2492 † British India, Rupee Weight, obv “MINIMUM WEIGHT OF COMPANYS RUPEE”, rev “WITH 176 2/3grs”, counterstamped “M.C.”, as is one of the pieces in the next lot, but no star and a smaller letter “F” counterstamped below. About very fine, darkly toned. £80-100 This is possibly an earlier weight in that it mentions “Company”, which makes one think of the East India Company, therefore was probably struck and used before 1854.

2493 † British India, Bank Weights (12), all except two are uniface, all have “MINIMUM WEIGHT” at the top, denominations are: ⅛-Rupee, 7/64-Tola; ¼-Rupee, 3/16-Tola; ¼-Rupee, minimum weight is spelt “M.W. of Gov.t ¼ R. 4 4 1”; ½-Rupee, 88.2 grs (the only other piece without the word Tola used for the weight); ½-Rupee, 3/8-Tola; ½-Rupee, 13/32-Tola; ½-Rupee, 7/16-Tola; Rupee, 7/8-Tola; Rupee, 13/16-Tola; Rupee, 15/16-Tola; “One Tola 180 grs” (2), one counterstamped “M.C.” and a star, obv native script in three languages. Generally about extremely fine, the last two well used. (12) £250-350 These were used to test the weights of returning coins. The coins had to be a minimum weight to be accepted and these weights were used to stop any possible complaining on the customers part.


2494

2495

2494 † British India, Famine Token for ½-Rupee (Pr 34). About very fine, darkly toned.

£200-300

Produced by the Famine Relief Officials to help get a form of coinage to the massive disasters in Bengal in 1874 and Southern India in 1876.

2495 † British India, Famine Token for Rupee, 1874, struck at the Calcutta mint, obv GRAIN TOKEN above central hole, ONE RUPEE in a box below, rev “Famine 1874” (Pr 32; KM Tn2). About uncirculated. £400-600

2496 † British India, Famine Token for ½-Seer (= £1.028), 1876, uniface, “RELIEF HALF SEER TOKEN 1876” around circle, raised line circle around the center circle 1mm apart on both sides (Pr 34; KM Tn3). Extremely fine. £800-1200 ex Wiggins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 25, 8 May 2001, lot 801

2497 † Bombay Presidency, Brass Token, obv “ R. DAWSON & CO MANGALORE MALABAR COAST” in four lines, rev pioneer or frontiersman with rifle and axe within wreath, plain edge (Pr 339). Very fine. £250-350 Pridmore says that the design suggests a something more appropriate for South Africa or Australia but I believe it is more in style with the brass Counterfeits (such as Br 960-961 and Br 1012) that were produced in great numbers and circulated in Canada. These tokens, too, were produced in England as well as Canada.

2498

2499

2498 † Bengal Presidency Recruiting Token, obv artilleryman on horseback, “HORSE ARTILLERY” above, rev “APPLY AT NO 35 SOHO SQUARE LONDON” in four lines, “WANTED FOR THE EAST INDIES” around (Pr 398). Extremely fine. £100-150 Pridmore states that the 1835-1857 Recruiting Depot was at 28 Soho Square, so, due to the size and fabric, this is most likely an early 19th century product. Effectively the size of an unofficial Farthing. I have heard about the company’s pecuniary ways and I can’t help to think that is why they struck this as a Farthing-sized Token rather than something more substantial. It is hard to believe that this pulled in many men who were uncertain if they wanted to join!

2499 † Canteen Token, obv “I.G. MINT ALIPORE. CASH TOKEN”, rev “1 RUPEE” above hole with native script and and wreath (Pr -). Small edge knock, otherwise very fine. £100-150


2500 † Brass Canteen Token, obv “STAFF CANTEEN 1” around small circle, rev “EMPRESS MILLS .NAGPUR.” (Pr -). A few light spots, otherwise uncirculated. £100-150

2501 † Octagonal Canteen Tokens (2), denominations “1” and “2”, obv “SOLDIERS CLUB”, rev “-SHILLONG-“, 19.2mm and 26mm (see Pr 205 for “1”, “2” not listed). Both good extremely fine, first with a little lustre. (2) £200-300 Pridmore states that this club was established in 1878 in Assam, while these pieces would have been used at a Soldier’s club during the Second World War.

Portuguese India

2502 † Diu, Tin 20-Bazarucos, 1765 (G 18.01; KM 36). Reverse very fine, obverse fine but pleasant.

2503 † Diu, Tin 20-Bazarucos, 1828 (G 06.03; KM 58). Extremely fine with some lustre.

£50-80

£100-150

2504 † Goa, Copper 4½-Reis, 6-Reis, 7½-Reis (2) and 10-Reis, one 7½-Reis undated, all others 1845 (G 4.02, 06.01, 07.01, 8.01, 9.01; KM 258, 259, 212, 260, 261). Generally good very fine. (5) £200-300


2505

2506

2505 † Goa, João, Copper 15-Reis, no date, (KM 263). Very fine for issue. 2506 † Damão, Maria II, Copper 15-Reis, 1843 (KM 25). Fine and very scarce.

£50-80 £80-100

2507 † Damão, Maria II, Copper 15-Reis, 1843, one year type (KM 25; G 12.01); Pedro V, Copper 15-Reis, 1854, one year type (KM 26; G 01.01). Crude, about very fine for issue and fine. (2) £80-120

2508 † Maria II, Countermarked Coinage, Copper 15-Reis, no date (KM 264; G 27.01). Good fine.

£40-60

2509 † Goa, Luis I, Copper 3-, 5-, 10- and 15-Reis, 1871, partial type set (KM 301, 302, 303, 304; G 03.01, 04.01, 05.01, 06.01). Generally extremely fine with some lustre, the 15-Reis with a small edge flaw. (4) £150-200

2510 † Goa, Luis I, Copper 1/12-, ⅛-, ¼- and ½-Tanga, 1901, type set (KM 13, 14, 15, 16; G 01.01, 02.01, 03.01, 04.01). All uncirculated with some lustre. (4) £150-200


2511

2512

2511 † Goa, Luis I, Copper 1/12-Tanga, 1903 (KM 13; G 01.02). Extremely fine.

£40-60

2512 † Goa, Luis I, Copper ⅛-Tanga, 1881 (KM 307; G 09.01). Red and brown uncirculated, rare in this grade. £50-80

2513 † Goa, Luis I, Copper ¼-Tanga, 1886 (KM 308; G 10.03). Choice red and brown uncirculated, rare in this high grade. £100-150

2514

2515

2514 † Goa, Pedro V, Silver 60-Reis, 1858 (KM 277; G 04.01). Extremely fine, small flaw on cheek. 2515 † Goa, Jose I, Silver ½-Pardão, 1772(?) (as KM 181, date is unlisted). Very fine.

£100-150 £80-100

This type does not start until 1775. It seems that someone has altered the “2” by an engraving a line around the outer edge of the number.

2516

2517

2516 † Goa, João, Silver ½-Xerafim, 1818 (KM 235; G 12.01). Very crude bust, possibly triple struck, otherwise basically as struck and brilliant. £200-300 2517 † Goa, Maria II, Silver ½-Pardão, 1846/5 (KM 271; G 17.03, with no mention of the overdate). Toned, uncirculated and a wonderful coin. £200-300

2518

2519

2518 † Goa, Pedro V, Silver ½-Pardão, 1857 (KM 280; G 5.01). Lightly toned, virtually uncirculated.

£150-200

2519 † Goa, Maria I and Pedro III, Silver Pardão, 1783, two year type (KM 190; G 08.02). Extremely fine and very pleasant. £150-200


2520 † Goa, Pedro V, Silver ⅛-Tanga, 1881, one year type (KM 309; G 11.01). Choice uncirculated.

£100-150

2521 † Goa, Jose I, Silver Rupia, 1776 (KM 160; G 52.02). Lightly toned, good extremely fine.

£500-800

Gomes has this as a five year type with the addition of 1778 and 1780, whilst KM has three years for this type. A good year for Americans and a great coin for collectors of this series. Superior to any of the photos in either catalogue for Rupias of this reign.

2522 † Goa, Maria I and Pedro III, Silver Rupia, 1783 (KM 191; G 10.02). Lightly toned, attractive extremely fine. £300-400

2523

2524

2523 † Goa, Maria I, Silver Rupia, 1790 (KM 201; G 35.05). Weak spots along the edge, due to strike but portrait quite strong, good very fine. £150-200 2524 † Goa, Maria I, Silver Rupia, 1803 (KM 205; G 36.10). Denomination is almost gone due to striking but the rest of the coin is virtually mint state. £200-300 We see here the beginnings of the engraving approaching the quality of the British Presidency coins of the same era. Maria’s hair is well engraved and full of jewellery.

2525

2526

2525 † Goa, Maria I, Silver Rupia, 1804, legend error DGOA for GOA, the portrait of not as well engraved as the previous piece (KM 205; G 36.12). Lustous good extremely fine, weakly struck on the face. £150-200 It is curious where the D at the beginning of GOA came from, but probably it is meant to be “OF” or “FROM”, so Rupia of GOA.

2526 † Goa, João, Silver Rupia, 1807, legend error DGOA for GOA, rev circle in the centre of the crowned arms (KM 219; G 17.02). Lustous good extremely fine. £150-200


2527

2528

2527 † Goa, Pedro IV, Silver Rupia, 1828, 13mm sphere in the coat of arms, two year type (KM 248; G 09.04). About extremly fine, minor flan crack at date. £300-400 2528 † Goa, Maria II, Silver Rupia, 1839 (KM 269; G 21.01). About extremely fine, a little rust on the edge.

2529

£150-200

2530

2529 † Goa, Maria II, Silver Rupia, 1840 (KM 269; G 21.02). Lightly toned, good extremely fine, a wonderful type coin. £300-400 2530 † Goa, Maria I, Silver Rupia, 1845 (KM 273; G 23.01). About very fine.

2531

£50-80

2532

2531 † Goa, Maria I, Silver Rupia, 1846 (KM 273; G 23.02). Struck with very rusty dies, otherwise extremely fine. £200-300 2532 † Goa, Pedro V, Silver Rupia, 1855 (as KM 279, date not listed). Very pleasant extremely fine.

£200-300

As with the other unlisted date ½-Pardão in the Fore collection, this has a slight depression around the outside of the lower half of the second “5”, making one think that the date was altered. However, there is no real evidence for this idea, the depression looks as if it was there when the coin was struck.

2533

2534

2533 † Goa, Pedro V, Silver Rupia, 1857 (KM 279; G 9.02). Lustrous extremely fine.

£200-300

2534 † Goa, Luis I, Silver Rupia, 1868 (KM 282; G 2.02). Lustrous mint state.

£500-800


2535 † Goa, Luis I, Silver Rupia, 1881, two year type (KM 312; G 14.01). Lustrous mint state, scarce in this grade. £150-200

2536 † Goa, Charles I, Silver Rupia (2), 1903, 1904 (KM 17; G 05.01, 05.02). Lustrous good extremely fine and about uncirculated. (2) £150-200

2537

2538

2537 † Republic, Silver Rupia, 1912/1 overdate (KM 18; S 09.02). Lustrous about extremely fine. 2538 † Republic, Silver Rupia, 1935 (KM 22; S 10.01). Lustrous mint state.

£80-100 £40-60

Miscellaneous

2539 † Danish India, Copper Cash Coins (5), Frederik III and Christian V (4) (KM 110, 117, 119, 120). Very good to fine, KM 117 said to be rare, the others scarce. (5) £80-100 2540 † Afghanistan, Silver Rupee, Taimur Shah, Kabul, AH 1204; Rupee, Dost Muhammad, Kabul, AH 1272, rev two leaves; Rupees (2), Sher ‘Ali, Kabul, AH 1294; Kran, ‘Abdul Rahman, Herat, AH 1307/1308. Fine to very fine. (5) £100-150 2541 † Silver Rupees (12), in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Surat, ry 3x, 4x, of either the EIC or Nawabs of Surat. Generally very fine. (12) £60-80 2542 † British India, George VI, an assortment of copper coins (46), mostly different varieties. Mixed grades but mostly good extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated. (46) £150-200 A fun lot for someone with a little patience.

2543 † India-British, George VI, an assortment of ½-Anna and Anna coins (32), 1938-1947, mixed dates and varieties of the series, some of which are quite rare. Generally uncirculated. (32) £150-250 2544 † Miscellaneous Silver and Copper Coins, including Bangash Nawabs of Farrukhabad, Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, AH (11)93 Year 20; Contemporary Plated Forgery of Mysore Rupee of Krishna Raja Wodeyar; ½-Rupee, probably Surat, Mahmudi of the Rajas of Baglana in the name of Akbar, AH 1216; and a Gold Fanam; Portuguese India, Rupee of Carlos I, 1903, 10-Reis, 1891; Afghanistan, Rupee of Taimur Shah, Kabul, AH 1204, Rupee of Dost Muhammad, Kabul, AH 1272, rev two leaves, Rupees (2), of Sher ‘Ali, Kabul, AH 1294, Kran of ‘Abdul Rahman, Herat, AH 1307/1308. Fine to extremely fine. (16) £100-120


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