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Triton XV, Lot: 1743. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Islamic Sultanates. Bengal. Giyath al-Din ‘Iwad. Governor, AH 609/10-616/ AD 1217-1220. AV Fractional Tanka of 40 ratī (90mm, 4.56 g, 9h). Gaur or Laknūr mint. Struck in the name of Sultan of Dehli, Shams al-Din Iltutmish. [Dated AH 616 (AD 1219/20)]. Horseman left, holding mace(?) in raised right hand; no mint formula in field; Kalima and [AH date formula] in outer margin / Name and titles of Shams al-Din Iltutmish in five lines. Cf. CIS B12 and B13-B14; cf Rajgor Type 849; cf Wright, Sultans 49 F-G; CNG 66, 1868 (same obv. die). Near EF, typical weak strike, slight double strike on obverse. Extremely rare.