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Auction 268  8-9 Feb 2023
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Estimate: 100 000 GBP
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E.I.C. Bombay Presidency

The only known Bombay gold Half-Mohur, 1765


East India Company, Bombay Presidency, Early coinages: English design, gold Half-Mohur, 1765, Company arms, english east india company around, rev. bombay 1765, floral ornaments above and below, 5.47g/5h (Prid. 5, this coin illustrated [not in Sale]; Stevens 2.94; KM. 185, this coin illustrated; F 1551). An attractive and bold strike, about extremely fine and of the highest rarity, no other specimens believed known [certified and graded NGC AU 58] £100,000-£150,000

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Provenance: W.W. Leycester Collection, Sotheby Auction (London), 15-23 June 1888, lot 178 (part)
H. Montagu Collection, Sotheby Auction (London), 3-4 May 1892, lot 60
J.G. Murdoch Collection, Sotheby Auction (London), 21-30 July 1903, lot 42
V.M. Brand Collection, Part IX, Sotheby Auction (London), 14 June 1985, lot 160 [from Spink May 1910], envelope
Bt Spink (London) June 1985.

Owner's ticket and envelope.
Literature:
Illustrated in Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations...Part 4, India, Volume I, p.146.
Illustrated in George Cuhaj et al, South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Indian Edition, p.436
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