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Marudhar Arts

Floor & Real-Time Live Auction #18

15th July 2016

Bengaluru

Coins

Ancient India
Hindu Medieval
Sultanates
Mughal Empire
Princely States
Independent Kingdoms
European Enclaves
British India

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Auction #18 Lot Viewing :
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Marudhar Arts Auction No. 18 in Conjunction with
Nanyadarshini 2016
Friday, July 15th , 2016. 05:00 PM onwards

Order of Sale
Primitive Money

Lot No. 01

Coins of Ancient India

Lot No. 2 to 75

Coins of Hindu Medieval India

Lot No. 76 to 93

Coins of Sultanate of India

Lot No. 94 to 126

Coins of Mughal Emperors of India

Lot No. 127 to 244

Coins of Indian Independent Kingdom

Lot No. 245 to 268

Coins of Indian Princely States

Lot No. 269 to 313

Coins of European Enclaves in India

Lot No. 314 to 334

Coins of Presidencies of India

Lot No. 335 to 349

Coins of British India

Lot No. 350 to 484

Online Bidding (Prior to Live Auction) at marudhararts.com will be Stopped at
1:00 PM (IST) and the Real-Time Live auction will start at 05:00 PM (IST)
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Bibliography














A Catalog of The Indian Coins in the British Museum By John Allan
Kushan Coins: By Gobl
Living without Silver, John S. Deyell, Oxford University Press 1999
Michael Mitchiner :– The Coinage and History of Southern India Karnataka-Andhra Part I, 1998
Michael Mitchiner :– Oriental Coins & Their values, The Ancient & Classical world Part I&II 1978
Michael Mitchiner :– The Coinage and History of Southern India Tamilnadu-Kerala part II 1998
South Asian Coins and Paper Money Indian Edition – 2013. By Rajender Maru
South India Coins By K. Ganesh & Dr. M Girijapati
The Coinage and History of Vijayanagara Empire By Dr. M. Girijapathi
The Coins of The British Commonwealth of Nation - Part 3 & 4 By F. Pridmore
The Coins Of The Indian Sultanates By Mr. Stan Goron & Mr. J.P. Goenka
The Gupta Gold Coins of Bayana Hoard, Prof. A.S. Altekar NSI Varanasi 1954
The Coins of the Bengal Presidency, By Paul Stevens

Price : INR 300 / 10 USD

Auction
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Primitive Money
01

1. Primitive Money, Bronze Bull, figure of humped bull made of bronze found in a
riverbed of Maharashatra, the dating is uncertain but could go back to as early as 1000
BC,13.35g, 17.74x18.06mm, about extremely fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 1000-1500

Coins of Ancient India
Punch Marked Coin
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2. Kashi Janapada under Koshala Janapada, Silver Vimshatika, Obv:  four symbols
type with the ABCC pattern of symbols,wheel, circle with whorled projections, squirrel-like
elongated animal forms,  Rev:  single punch mark,  3.72g, 25.45 x 21.22mm,  about very
fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000
3. Magadha Janapada,  Silver Karshapana, Obv: sun, elephant to right, bull, snake, six
arched symbol and rabbit on five arched hill,  Rev:  two  different symbols otherwise uniface, 2.76g, 22.85mm, about fine.
Estimate : ` 1500-2000
4.  Maghada Janapada, Silver 20 Mashaka, Obv: sun, lion facing left, bull standing within
divided punches, Rev: several punch marks, 4.44g, 23.38x22.66mm , about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000

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5. Punch-Marked Coins, Gandhara Janapada, Silver 1/2 Shana (4), Obv: six armed
gandharan symbol with a dot between two of the arms, Rev: uniface, 0.80g, 0.88g, 0.85g,
0.83g, & 12.59mm, 12.21mm, 12.15mm, 10.04 x 10.90mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 2400-3000
6. Vidarbha Janapada  (200-250 BC),  Copper Karshapana, Five punches in ABCDE
Pattern, Obv: elephant in centre, top right lion, bottom right tree, bottom left bull, top left
wheel, Rev: uniface, 6.40g, 18.95 x 20.59mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500

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7. Bhadra and Mitra Dynasty, Vidarbha Janapada, Damabhadra, Copper Karshapana, Four Punch Type, Obv: double orb ujjain symbol, bull to right, tree railing & legend
from top”damabhadrasa”, Rev: uniface, 3.88g, 15.91 x 14.44mm, about fine.
Estimate : ` 1500-2000
8. Vanga Janapada, (BC 550-450), Chandraketugraha Region, Copper Base Karshapana,
Obv: boat, six armed symbol & wheel, Rev: conch shell,3.08g, 14.83 x 12.16mm, (Raj.
Series 4, Pg.30, No. 31), about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000
9. Kosala Janapada, Silver Karshapana, Obv:  four symbols including trishkele, english word ‘S’ type triangular symbol & other symbols, Rev: sun, six pointed star punch
marks,tantric double triangles, 3.0g, 20.67mm, about very fine, Extremely Rare.

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This coin was of the King Mahakosala which was later restruck by his Prince “King Prasenajita”. The obverse of this specimen shows the clear double impression.
Estimate : ` 4500-5500
10. Avanti Janapada (300 BC), Silver Triangular 1/2 Karshapana, Single Symbol Single
Die Type, Obv: taurine symbols & geomatric symbols, Rev:uniface, 1.52g, 10.90mm, about
very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500
11. Attributed to  Saurashtra Janapada  (450-300 BC),  Archaic Silver 1/4 Karshapana(3),  Obv:  a bold srivatsa, dot in a circle and taurine,  Rev:uniface, 1.0g, 1.1g, 1.4g
& 10.80 x 9.05mm, 7.98 x 9.98mm, 10.39 x 9.00mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500

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Coins Of Ancient India
12. Panchala Janapada  (Dakshina Panchala), Silver 1/2 Karshapana, Restrucked both
sides, Obv: single composite symbol type with a lotus symbol, Rev: uniface, 2.0g, 12.26 x
11.36mm, about very fine+, Rare.
Estimate : ` 3500-4000

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Maurya Dynasty
13. Vidarbha Region,  (300-200 BC), Mauryan Cast Copper Square ½ Karshapana,  Obv:  three arched hill, hollow cross in square and round,  Rev:  traces of other symbol in square and round,  4.86g, 16.01 x 14.62mm,  about very fine., 
Estimate : ` 2500-3000

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Taxila Region
14.Copper 1/4 Karshapana, Obv: three-arched hill (chaitya), crescent above, brahmi legend ‘ta’, Rev: three-arched hill (chaitya), crescent above; ‘ta’,2.23g, 14.13mm, about very
fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 1000-1500

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City State

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15. Bhadravati Copper Unit, Obv: elephant to right, Rev: tree in railing with bramhi legends “Bhadravati”, 0.93g, 12.02 x 14.16mm, about very fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200
16. Eran (300-200 BC), Lead Unit, Large Flan, Obv:  lotus flower,  Rev:  a gar da like figure, 13.78g, 23.53 x 27.93mm,  about fine, Rare.
Very tough to get this size lead units in the Eran coinage which also shows almost complete
details on both sides.
Estimate : ` 3000-4000

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17. Eran (300-200 BC), Copper Unit, Punch-Marked type, Obv:   punches showing lotus
flower, triangular headed in railing, tree railing centre, ujjaini symbol, river below with fishes
& tortise, Rev: uniface, 6.19g, 19.36 x 18.86mm, about very fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500
18. Eran (300-200 BC), Copper Unit, Die-Struck coin with symbols showing Bodhi Tree in
centre, Makar Left, Nandipad Left Top, Indradvaja right and river below with fishes and tortoise, 1.38g, 10.88 x 11.64mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200

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19. Eran (300-200 BC), Copper Unit, Die-Struck Coin, Obv:  lord shiva standing with
kamandalu,  Rev:  six armed symbol, tree railing, river below with fishes,  6.61g, 20.59 x
23.11mm, about fine.
Estimate : ` 800-1000

Narmada Valley
20. Vidisha Region, (200 BC), Copper Coin,  Unsubscribed bull type (similar to sibaka
type), Obv: bull to right facing a tree, rev: nandipadas in circular format, 5.5g, 17.95 x
19.60mm, about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000

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Pre-Satavahana Dynasty
21. Vidarbha Region of Maharastra, Copper Coin, Punch Marked Type, Obv: elephant
with an arrow on its back in centre, tree, taurines with triangular head standard on lower
and upper right respectively, elephant, spoked wheel on lower and upper left respectively, Rev: blank (uniface), 7.6g, 19.32 x 19.00mm,about fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 6000-7000

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Bhadra & Mitra Dynasty
22. Kingdom of Vidarbha, Damabhadra (100 BC),  Copper Unit, Punch Marked
Type, Obv: ujjaini symbol in center, bull walking right, elephant with trunk dropped down, deity
and brahmi legend bottom “Damabha(da)”, Rev: uniface, 4.05g, 17.44 x 16.28mm, about fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1500

23. Kingdom of Vidarbha, Dharmabhadra (100 BC), Copper Unit, Obv: on top, legend in
bold brahmi “(dha)mabhadasa”, below it, on left, head of a bull to right with a svastika symbol
below it and, on right of it, a large circle with a nandipad device within it, Rev: part of a design
comprising of a svastika placed in the center with four rectangles each having a nandipada inside it arranged in cardinal directions like cross, 2.21g, 13.52 x 18.14mm, about fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500

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24. Kingdom of Vidarbha, Dharmabhadra (100 BC), Copper Unit, Obv: on top,
legend in bold brahmi “dhamabhadasa”, below it, on left, head of a bull to right with a
svastika symbol below it and, on right of it, a large circle with a nandipad device within
it, Rev: part of a design comprising of a svastika placed in the center with four rectangles
each having a nandipada inside it arranged in cardinal directions like cross, 4.00g, 16.64 x
18.12mm, about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 4000-5000
25.  East Vidarbha Region, Patalatolata, Copper Coin, Obv: bull standing to right, treein-railing in its front, wavy line below,brahmi legend  pata... above,Rev:  ‘sunburst’ motif
with solid centre, surrounded by shrivatsa, nandipada, triangle-headed standard and swastika, 7.19g, 25.66mm, about fine, Very Rare.
Estimate : ` 3000-4000
26. Kingdom of Vidarbha (100 BC), Copper Unit, Obv: elephant walking right spear
above,  Rev:  bull walking right nandipad infront,1.40g, 10.85 x 10.16mm,  about very
fine, Scarce.
Complete details of animal figurines on both sides.
Estimate : ` 1200-1500

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27. Kingdom of Vidarbha (200-250 BC), Copper Karshapana, Obv: elephant walking
right with upraised trunk, Rev: elephant running right svastika, 8.46g, 20.40mm, about very
fine.
Estimate : ` 1500-2000

Satavahana Dynasty
28. Satkarni I (100 BC), Amravati Region,  Lead Unit,  Obv:  lion seated left with upraised tail, ujjaini symbol top, Rev: bull right, nandipad, triangular headed, 5.97g, 15.81 x
16.19mm, about fine.
Estimate : ` 3500-4000
29. Satkarni I (100 BC), Potin Unit, Paunar Region, Obv: triangular headed bold nandipad ujjaini symbol and brahmi legend top “Rano Sirisa”,Rev: tree in railing, 2.82g, 14.68
x 16.11mm, choice very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000
30. Satkarni I (100 BC),  Paunar Region,  Potin Unit,  Obv:  elephant walking right,
ujjaini symbol top, traces of brahmi leged infront, Rev: river with fishes, 2.60g, 14.94 x
15.74mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200
31. Satkarni I (100 BC), Paunar Region, Copper Unit, Counter strike variety, Obv: multiple
counter strikes showing symbols elephant, swastika, nandipad, river with fishes, Rev: traces
of symbols, 3.10g, 19.23 x 17.03mm, about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000
32. Satkarni I (100 BC), Paunar Region, Copper Unit, Counter Struck Variety, Obv: elephant facing right with upraised trunk, srivatsa top, ujjaini symbol behind, Rev: bull facing
left, traces of other symbols, 4.56g, 19.80 x 18.17mm, about very fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000

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33. Satkarni I (100 BC), Marathwada Region, Copper Unit, Large Flan, Obv: elephant
walking right, swastika top,traces of brahmi legend,Rev:  ujjaini symbol,  4.32g, 21.67 x
25.91mm, about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 3000-4000
34. Satkarni I (100 BC), Vidarbha Region,Copper Unit,  Obv: elephant facing right srivatsa above tree in railing infront, Rev: ujjaini symbol brahmi legend around, 4.03g, 17.94
x 13.75mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1500
35. Satkarni I (100 BC), Copper Unit, Daunath Region, Obv: armed wheel (chakra) with
several spokes, Rev: tree in railing, 1.05g, 9.97 x 10.69mm,about very fine, Scarce.

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Complete details of chakra and tree on such a tiny coin, beautiful specimen.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000

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Coins Of Ancient India
36.  Kausikiputra Satakarni, Copper Unit, Vidharaba Region, Obv: elephant walking to
right with upraised trunk and taurine & swastik with brahmi legend around “(KAUSAKI)
PUTASA”, Rev: circle ujjain symbol, 4.47g, 19.37 x 18.57mm, about extremely fine, Scarce
Estimate : ` 2000-2500
37. Satkarni I (100 BC), Vidarbha Region, White Metal Unit, Obv: elephant walking right
river & nandipad bottom, svastika top tree in railing infront,Rev: double arb ujjaini symbol,
brahmi legend around, 8.91g, 25.50 x 20.90mm, about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 8000-10000
38. Sri Satakarni, Copper Coin, Sati counter stuck by Satakarni Vidarbha type, Obv: bull
over stuck on elephant with ujjain symbol obve, double swastika & bhrami legend “SRI
SATKARNI”, Rev: river with fish & other symbol, 3.31g, 18.11 x 17.60mm, about very
fine, Extremely Rare.
Estimate : ` 8000-10000

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39. Satakarni I, Copper Karshapana, Obv: elephant walking right, brahmi legend rajno
kochhiputasa siri satakanisa, Rev: tree with broad leaves,3.98g, 19.24mm, about very fine. 
Estimate : ` 1200-1500
40. Kotalingala (Andhra) Region, King Samigopa, Copper Unit,  Obv:  indradvaja
top, tree railing bottom, brahmi legend from left to right in horizontal “rano sa mi go …
pa”, Rev: ‘nandyawarta’ symbol (four nandipadas around a central circle) in very stylized
design off flan, 1.16g, 11.22 x 11.19mm, about extremely fine.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500
41. Satavahana Dynasty,  Nevasa Region, Copper Unit,  Bull type coin attributed
to Kochhikiputra Satkarni, Obv: bull to right with bhrami legend around “SATAKANISA”, Rev: tree in railing, 2.17g, 15.65 x 12.86mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1500

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Western Kshatrapas
42. Kardamaka Family, Bhumaka,  Copper Unit,  Obv:  bold
bolt, Rev: blank, 2.95g, 11.65 x 12.18mm, about very fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200

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43. Nahapana, Silver Drachma, Obv: bust of king facing right, corrupted greek legend
around, Rev: arrow pointed towards left and thunderbolt to right, king’s name in brahmi
and kharosthi, 2.28g, 15.95mm, about fine.
Estimate : ` 1200-1500

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44. Rudrasena III, Lead Unit, Obv: bull beautifully, Rev: three arched hill, 3.47g, 14.67 x
14.06mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 2000-2500

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45. Swami Simhasena, Silver Drachma, Obv: bust of king facing right, date behind, corrupt
greek legend around, Rev: three arched hill with cresent in centre, moon to left and sun to right,
brahmi legend in sanskrit mixed with prakrit legend, 2.09g, 13.93mm, about very fine, Rare.
Swami Simhasena was the sister’s son of Swami Rudrasena III as Maha Kshatrapa.
Estimate : ` 3500-4000

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Bhodi Dynasty
46. Lead Unit, Obv:  3 arch hill with cresent above & bhrami legend  “SRI SENASA” around, Rev: tree railing, 0.98g, 11.67mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1500

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Bhoja Dynasty
47. Paramaras of Vidharbha, Bhojadeva, Silver Dramma, Obv: lion, Rev: standing human figure of shiva, 0.61g, 9.95mm, about very fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200

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Kushan Dynasty
48. Soter Megas, Copper Tetradrachma, Obv: draped bust right, holding sceptre, symbol
behind / BASILEVC BASILEWN CWTHR MEGAC, Rev: king riding right on horseback,
holding sceptre, three-pronged symbol of Soter Megas before, 8.18g, 20.95mm, about very
fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000
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49. Soter Megas alias Wima Takto (80-100 AD), Copper Drachma, Obv: king facing
right, Rev: king mounted on a horse, 1.59g, 13.10mm,  about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200
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50. Kanishka I, Copper Tetra Drachma,  Moon God (Mao) Type,  Obv:  king standing facing, holding spear and goad and sacrificing at fire altar left with bactrian legend
around, Rev: moon deity mithra standing left, nimbate, holding sword hilt with left hand,
bactrian legend at right MAO and tamgha at left, 3.76g, 16.16mm, about very fine.
Estimate : ` 1500-2000
51. Kanishka I, Copper Drachma, Oesho Type, Obv: crowned, king standing facing to left,
holding spear and goad and sacrificing at fire altar left with bactrian legend around, Rev: two
armed Oesho (Shiva) standing facing left , holding various attributes, bactrian legend
right ‘OOηþO’(Oesho), tamgha at left, 4.11g,17.12mm, about very fine, Scarce.
Estimate : ` 1500-2000
52. Post-Kushan North India (Punjab-Haryana region), Copper Coin, Obv: king riding elephant left, holding elephant goad, bactrian legend around, Rev: king standing
facing, holding spear and goad, sacrificing at fire altar right, 1.35g, 15.48mm, about
very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 2500-3000
53. Huvishka, Copper Tetra Drachma,  Moon God (Mao) Type, Obv: king riding
right, holding elephant goad, bactrian legend around,  Rev:  goddess of plenty ardoksho
standing right, holding bowl and corcucopia, bactrian legend at left “Mao”,  tamgha at
right, 9.41g, 24.24mm, about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 1000-1200
54. Later Kushan Dynasty, Gadahara-Kirada (320-350 AD), Gold Dinar, Obv: crowned,
diademed  king standing facing left,  holding a trident right, making offering at a small altar
to left, garlanded trident above altar, brahmi legendto right ‘gadahara’, & ‘kirada’ under
arm, kushana & ru at left, Rev: goddess of plenty ardochsho enthroned facing, holding diadem and cornucopia, brahmi legend ‘yasha’ at left, tamgha at left, 7.88g, 21.37mm, (Gobl
# 607), about very fine, Very Rare.
Estimate : ` 40,000-45,000

Gupta Dynasty
55. Samudragupta (335-370 AD), Gold Dinar, King and Queen Type (Licchavyah), issued in the memory of his parents Chandragupta I and Kumaradevi, Obv: king standing at
right and queen at left, facing each other, with crescent above, king holding up his right hand
offering flower to the queen and brahmi legends at left “sri kumaradevi” and “chandra” in
the right field, Rev: goddess durga seated on recumbent lion right, holding cornucopia and
pasha and brahmi legend “Lichhavyah” to commemorate the marriage alliance of Chandragupta I and Lichhavi tribe,tamgha at left, 7.20g, 20.12mm, (Altekar, Bayana # Pl. I-6
), about extremely fine, Very Rare.
Estimate : ` 2,00,000-2,50,000
56. Chandragupta II, Gold Dinar, Archer Type, Obv: king standing left, holding an indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right, sword at his hip, garuda standard
at left, brahmi legend under arm “Chandra”, circular brahmi legend around, Rev: lakshmi
seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, tamgha
at left, brahmi legend at right “Sri Vikramah”, 8.08g, 20.38mm, (BMC # Pl. VII - 9 ), about
very fine+, Rare.
Estimate : ` 50,000-60,000

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57. Kumaragupta I  (414-455 AD),  Gold Dinar, Bayana Hoard Type,  Horseman
type, Obv: king riding horse to right, brahmi legend kshitipati… from 1 o’clock. Rev: goddess lakshmi seated left on wicker-stoolholding diadem or noose, and a lotus in her left
hand; brahmi legend ajitamahendra in right field, 8.0g, 19.16mm,(Altekar, Bayana # Pl.
XXII-13), about very fine, Rare.
Estimate : ` 1,25,000-1,50,000

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