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Coins of India
Great Britain, Bombay 1898, Trade Dollar

|India|, |Great| |Britain,| |Bombay| |1898,| |Trade| |Dollar||trade| |dollar|
Trade dollars are silver coins minted by various countries to facilitate trade with China and the Orient. They all approximated in weight and fineness to the Spanish dollar, which had set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East. Chop marks on coins are Chinese characters stamped or embossed onto coins by merchants in order to validate the weight, authenticity and silver content of the coin.
UK98439. Silver trade dollar, Pridmore 7, SCWC KM T5, gVF, multiple chop marks, light amber toning, weight 26.891 g, maximum diameter 39.1 mm, die axis 180o, Bombay mint, 1898; obverse ONE DOLLAR, Britannia standing facing, head left, trident in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield ornamented with the Union Jack, merchant ship in full sail background left, no mintmark, 1898 in exergue, within meander border; reverse Chinese symbol for longevity in center, Chinese characters above and below: one dollar, Jawi Malay script flanking: one ringgit, all within an arabesque floral pattern, surrounded by meander border; from the Michael Arslan Collection ; SOLD

India, Princely State of Jaipur, Struck in the Names of George VI and Madho Singhji, Dated 1949, Unofficial Imitative

|India|, |India,| |Princely| |State| |of| |Jaipur,| |Struck| |in| |the| |Names| |of| |George| |VI| |and| |Madho| |Singhji,| |Dated| |1949,| |Unofficial| |Imitative||Nazarana| |Rupee|
This coin is an unofficial imitative with an obverse, struck in the name of George VI, from the reign of Man Singh II dated 1949, and a reverse naming his predecessor, Madho Singh, dated regnal year 3. Madho Singh died in 1922. In 1949 the Princely State was absorbed into the newly independent India and official issue of nazarana coins ceased. It was a tradition to give nazars upon auspicious occasions, like weddings, as gift to temples, and also on certain occasions to the Maharajah. After the state mint closed, the sarafs (money lenders) in the city produced these coins to satisfy the needs of the people. Although listed in the Standard Catalog of World Coins as KM195, coins of this type were never struck at the Jaipur state mint.
IS97942. Silver Nazarana Rupee, SCWC KM195, EF, rose toning, mild die wear, weight 11.444 g, maximum diameter 38.2 mm, die axis 0o, unofficial mint, struck after 1949; obverse Zarb Sawai Jaipur, Sanat 1939, Ba-Ahdi Shahhanshah Sultanat Inglistan George Shesham (Struck [at] Sawai Jaipur, year 1949, by permission of the King of Kings [of] England, George [the] Sixth); reverse Sanat 3 Jalus Manus Maimanat Maharajadhiraj Sawai Madho Singhji (Year 3 of the reign associated with prosperity, King of Kings Sawai Madho Singhji); very rare; SOLD

Lot of 23 Silver Drachm, Saurashtra and Gujarat, Northern India, c. 800 - 1050 A.D.

|India|, |Lot| |of| |23| |Silver| |Drachm,| |Saurashtra| |and| |Gujarat,| |Northern| |India,| |c.| |800| |-| |1050| |A.D.||Lot|
Imitative of the Sasanian silver drachm of Khushrau (7th cent. A.D.).
LT77415. Silver Lot, 23 silver drachm; Mitchiner NI 419 ff., F+, weight c. 4.48 g, maximum diameter c. 14 mm, obverse stylized head of Khushrau facing right; reverse stylized fire altar; no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photographs, as-is, no returns; SOLD



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