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CNG 91, Lot: 1330. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Independent States. Sikh Empire. temp. Ranjit Singh. VS 1858-1896 / AD 1801-1839. AR Rupee (23mm, 11.10 g, 11h). “Dar Jhang” type. Amritsar mint. Dated VS 1873 (AD 1816). Herrli Nanakshahi couplet V / Mint and date formula; pipal leaf and star; VS date above; trident symbol below leaf; “dar jhan[k]” 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. VF, some deposits, small shroff mark on obverse, banker’s marks on edge.