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10701072

Rare Fath 'Ali Shah 5 Tomans

Triton XXI, Lot: 1072. Estimate $50000.
Sold for $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRAN, Qajars. Fath 'Ali Shah. As Shah, AH 1212-1250 / AD 1797-1834. AV 5 Tomans (40mm, 26.85 g, 12h). Dar al-Sultanat Tabriz mint. Dated AH 1226 (AD 1811/2). al-sultān ibn al-sultān fateh’ali shāh qājār in four lines on floral field; all within ornate floral circular border / zarb dār al-sultānat tabriz sanat 1226 in five lines on floral field; all within ornate floral circular border. Edge: \\\\\. Farahbakhsh 409-1 var. (date); Rabino di Borgomale pl. 42, 37-38 var. (same); Album T2683; KM 746.1; Friedberg 32. Superb EF, light field marks, traces of underlying luster, evidence of prior mounting. Rare.


Intended as treasury coins, multiple tomans were presented to special recipients on the occasion of Nowruz celebrations.