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CNG 103, Lot: 1037. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Princely States. Tripura. Vira Chandra Manikya. SE 1784-1818 / TE 1272-1306 / AD 1849-1862. AV Mohur – Tanka (29mm, 11.29 g, 6h). Citing Queen Manamohini. Machine struck issue. Dated TE 1279 (AD 1869). Coat-of-arms with lion supporters; 1279 Tripurabda (date) in Bengali above; all within lotus border / radha krishna pade/śri śri yuta vira chandra/manikya deva varmma/śri śrimati manamohini/ maha devi in five lines in Bengali; floral ornaments above; ˘ flanking devyau. R&B 292; Friedberg 1433. Superb EF, minor die rust and hairlines. Extremely rare.

Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2452 (hammer $27,500, but not paid); Private Collection of Indian Coins [Dr. Donald M. Hull] (Malter XXXI, 9 June 1985), lot 3814.