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From Dies for the Double Rupee

Triton XX, Lot: 1147. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AFGHANISTAN, Durrani Shahs. Shah Shuja' al-Mulk. First reign, AH 1218-1224 / AD 1803-1809. AV Double Mohur (27mm, 22.50 g, 6h). Bahawalpur mint. Dually dated AH 1218 and RY ‘ahd’ (1803). Couplet citing Shah Shuja' al-Mulk; AH date to lower left / Mint formula and RY date. Cf. SICA 9, 400 (AR double rupee – same dies); Album 3119; KM 256, but cf. 254 illustration (same dies); cf. Album 24, lot 630 (AR double rupee – same dies, though an earlier die state). EF, light die rust, traces of underlying luster. Extremly rare and struck with dies used for the double rupee.