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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1213. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, British India. British East India Company. Bengal Presidency. 1651-1835. AV Mohur (10.87 g, 6h). Muhammadabad Banaras mint. Dated AH 122[...], RY 17/29 (sic). "[Coin] struck in the seven climes, the shadow of the divine favor, the defender of the faith of Muhammad, Shah Alam Badshah;" fish right, partial AH date below / "Struck [Ban]aras Muhammadabad year 17 of his reign associated with prosperity;" lotus and 29. Cf. Pridmore 217-218/233-234 (obv./rev.); cf. Friedberg 1534; cf. KM 31. EF, scratches. ($750)

The existence of a mohur dated AH 1201 and the double RY 17/29 contradicts Pridmore's earlier assertion that such multiple dating occurred only on silver rupees. The die rust and scratches about the devices on the reverse of our coin suggests an old reverse die (whether that used for the known double dated mohur, or a contemporary rupee) was used to strike this heretofore unrecorded mohur.