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CNG 91, Lot: 1357. Estimate $250.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Colonial. British India. Bengal Presidency. 1651-1835. AR Rupee (22mm, 11.17 g, 3h). Allahabad mint. Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William. Dated AH 1216; immobilized RY 26 of Shah Alam II (AD 1801/2). Persian couplet citing name and titles of Shah Alam; sword in field; AH date in exergue / Mint and RY formula. Pridmore -; P. Stevens, “Coins of the ceded and conquered provinces of the Bengal Presidency – the Farrukhabad mint,” ONS 190 (Spring 2007), pp. 37-42; KM 586 (Mughal Empire). VF, a few minute deposits on reverse. Very rare.