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Auction 333  22 March 2017
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Lot 401

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Starting Price: 4000 USD
Price realized: 8000 USD

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Egypt. Malik Farouk (AH 1355-1372). 500 'Irsh (5 Gin'eha), AH 1357 - 1938. On the Marriage of King Farouk and Farida (Safinaz Zulficar). Uniformed bust of the young king left wearing a tarboosh, rev. Within circle: al-mamlaka al-Misriya and dates, decorative vine around and value khamsa gin'eha above. Fr.35, KM 373. Safinaz Zulficar, who came from a prominent kirkazi (Turko-Circassian) family, was renamed Farida in accordance with the tradition begun by King Fuad in which all the names of the members of the royal family begin with the same letter. Farida bore Farouk three daughters - Farial, Fawzia and Fadia, but, unfortunately, was never able to give him the male heir he sought. The couple divorced in 1948. NGC PF 64 Cameo. Deeply mirrored surfaces well cameo frosted types. An impressive coin, and very scarce so nice. Ex Heritage Auctions, Jan. 6-7, 2013, lot 20504.

Estimate: $5,000.00 - $6,000.00
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