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CNG 103, Lot: 1035. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Princely States. Kutch. Madansinhji. VS 2004-2005 / AD 1947-1948. AV Mohur (33mm, 18.74 g, 12h). Coronation issue. Bhuj mint. Dated VS 2004 (AD 1947). Coat-of-arms with floral ornaments flanking and below; jay hind (Victory India) in Nagari above; all within double linear border with alternating pearls and diamonds; in outer margin, leafy vine around; all within pelleted border / maharajadhiraja miraja maharau śrī vijaya mahana sinhhajisa vada bahadur (Maharajadhiraja Miraja Maharau Śrī Vijaya Mahana Sinhhajisa vada bahadur) in Nagari, mahir eka/kaccha bhuja/2004 in three lines; bow and arrow symbol, crescent, and kotah above. CKS 278.1; cf. KM (Y) 85 (5 Kori); Friedberg 1282. Superb EF, traces of underlying luster, a couple of minor marks, evidence of die polishing. Very rare.

Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2438 (hammer $7500, but not paid), purchased from M. Louis Teller, July 1988.