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Triton XXI, Lot: 1070. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $19000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Independent States. Mysore. Tipu Sultan. AH 1197-1202 / AD 1782-1799. AV Ahmadi – 4 Pagodas (25mm, 13.74 g, 12h). Type 2. Patan (Seringapatan) mint. Triply dated RY 9, cyclical year zabarjad (“topaz” = 45), and AM 1219 (4 April - 28 December AD 1791). Patan sal-e zabarjad sanat 1219 raushan ze fatah Haidar he Ahmadi zarb ast din dar jahan ahmad Muhammad (Patan year (45) year 1219 bright the victory of Haidar [he] Ahmadi struck is the faith in the world highly praised Muhammad) in Persian / sivum Bahari 9 sanat jalusi al-adil tarikh-i julus saal sakh al-wahid al-sultan hu (Third of Bahari regnal year 9 the just year sakh of enthronement the only sultan he) in Persian. Edge: wreath. Henderson 6; Moin, p. 21; Taylor 1 var. (dates); KM B129; Friedberg 1354. EF, traces of luster. Last year of issue for this denomination. Rare.

From the H.W. Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (11 March 1981), lot 264.