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10900822

Rare Fath 'Ali Shah 5 Tomans

CNG 109, Lot: 822. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $27500. 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, lustrous, some mount marks as typical for issue. Rare.


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