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Sotheby's, New York, 5 Oct 1990, The Pan-Asian Collection: Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture
Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture on auction at Sotheby's New York on Friday October 5, 1990. BC16199. Sotheby's, New York, 5 Oct 1990, The Pan-Asian Collection: Indian and Southeast Asian Sculpture, 137 items, beautifully illustrated, hardcover, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $45.00 (Ä38.25)
India, Kabul and Gandhara, Anonymous Post-Shahi, 1021 - 1200 A.D.
Mitchiner notes the Ghaznavids occupied the Shahi Kingdom and some of these coins may have been struck by them, however, the major issuers were probably the Chahamanas.WA74839. Billon jital, "Bull and Horseman" jital; cf. Palomares Buenotype 3, MacDowall 33bis, Mitchiner NI 473, Deyell 235-236, Tye 33, VF, small tight flan dumpy fabric, light corrosion, light earthen deposits, weight 3.418 g, maximum diameter 13.6 mm, die axis 225o, c. 1021 - 1200 A.D.; obverse Sri Samanta Deva, Recumbent zebu left, star and crescent before; reverse sarada aksara, horseman right, holding banner, 'Bhi' on left; $34.00 (Ä28.90)
India, Kabul and Gandhara, Anonymous Post-Shahi, Bull and Horseman Jital, c. 1100 - 1300 A.D.
Mitchiner notes, "After the Delhi sultan Mohammed bin Sam had established his suzerainty over much of northern India (1190's) the main focus for continued use of the Bull and Horseman coinage moved southwards to the Gwalior region and mints such as Narwar; though Kangra in the Punjab retained a mint for this type of coinage until the 17th century."IS75961. Billon "Bull and Horseman" jital; cf. Mitchiner NI 483, F, crude with barely recognizable types, tight flan, weight 3.234 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, c. 1100 - 1300 A.D.; obverse Sri Samanta Deva, Recumbent zebu left, star and crescent before; reverse Sarada Aksara, horseman right, holding banner; $20.00 (Ä17.00)
Saurashtra and Gujarat, Northern India, c. 800 - 1050 A.D.
Imitative of the Sasanian silver drachm of Khushrau (7th century A.D.).SP12335. Silver drachm, Mitchiner NI 419 ff., VF, weight c. 4.44 g, maximum diameter c. 14 mm, obversestylizedhead of Khushrau facing right; reversestylized fire altar; one coin randomly selected from the actual coins in the photographs, one coin; $14.00 (Ä11.90)