INDIA, Independent States. Sikh Empire. temp. Ranjit Singh.
|CNG 90, Lot: 2264. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
VS 1858-1896 / AD 1801-1839. AR Rupee (23mm, 11.14 g, 2h). “Dar Jhang” type. Amritsar mint. Dated VS 1874 (AD 1817). Herrli Nanakshahi couplet V / Mint and date formula; pipal leaf and star; VS date above; trident symbol below leaf; “dar jhank” in Arabic to left. Wiggins & Goron Type I (Jhang); Herrli 01.09.04 and p. 58; B. Becker, “The so-called Dar Jhang rupee of the Sikhs,” ONS Newsletter
No. 143 (Winter 1995), p. 12; KM 20.1a. EF, lightly toned, flan flaw on reverse. Rare variety with trident symbol and clear reading of “Jhank”.
From the Gurdwara Collection.