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CNG 103, Lot: 1091. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $26000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

OMAN. Sa'id bin Taymur. AH 1350-1390 / AD 1932-1970. Proof AV Half Riyal Dhofari (34mm, 24.07 g, 12h). Presentation issue. London mint. Dated AH 1367 (AD 1947/8). Dagger and chain belt over crossed swords; nisfiye ri’al dhofari al-sultanat al-sa’idiyat (half riyal dhofari of the Sultanate of Sa’id) above; date below / sa’id bin taimur sultan musqat wa ‘uman (Sa’id bin Taimur Sultan [of]Muscat and Oman) within double linear circular border; laurel border in void. Edge: reeded with central channel ornamented with pellets . KM 29a; Friedberg –. Proof, some light field marks on obverse. Comes with original red leather presentation case from The Royal Mint embossed with arms of Oman in gold. Extremely rare, KM lists a mintage of only two specimens.

Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2610 (hammer $42,500, but not paid).