Marudhar Arts
Auction 44  15 Jun 2024
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Lot 35
Starting price: 500 000 INR
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Awadh State, Wajid Ali Shah (AH 1263-1272 /1847-1856 AD), Mulk Awadh Bait-us-Sultanat Lakhnau Mint, Gold Ashrafi (Mohur), Struck from Rupee Dies, AH 1264 /2 RY, "Tayed-e-elah, zille haque" Couplet, Obv: Persian legend "sikka zad bar seem wa zar az fazl tayed-e-elah, zille haque Wajid Ali sultan-e- Alam Badshah" with Hijri year 1264, Rev: Persian legend "zarb Mulk Awadh Bait-us-Sultanat Lakhnau, sana 2 julus maimanat manus", a parasol above a crown and crossed swords below, flanked by mermaids holding flags, (Unlisted Type in gold), complete toothed border visible on both sides, lustrous, sharp attractive strike, graded slabbed by NGC as MS65, Extremely Rare.Note: This gold mohur was minted using dies originally intended for striking silver rupees, making it an unlisted type in major numismatic publications. The reason behind using silver rupee dies despite having dedicated gold mohur dies remains unknown. This coin represents a significant rarity for Awadh collectors.This mohur boasts a complete border with perfectly cantered strikes on both sides, showcasing scintillating luster and a radiant gold gleam. Coins of such exceptional quality, graded MS65, are exceedingly rare and perpetually in high demand among collectors. This remarkable piece is poised to attract significant bidding interest.
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