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Auction 5 : The Taj President, 90 Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005  Catalogue
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Auction 5
Lot 1
Ancient ( Lakshmi Seal )
Lakshmi Seal, 2nd century BC, Gold, 0.68 g, a Shrivatsa symbol placed in the centre with a crown-like object on its head, the symbol is placed inside a circle on obv, the rev shows two hooks soldered in the centre to be used as a small handle to place the seal and put it on important documents. Almost mint state, unusual and Rare. ...
Estimate :
1,200 - 1,500
Opening Bid :
1,200
Realized :
42000
Lot Viewed : 90 Times
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Lot 2
Ancient ( Punch-marked Coins )
Kingdom of Macedonia, Alexander III (336-323 BC), Silver, 15.70 g, Tetradrachm, head of young Heracles to right wearing lion's skin on obv., Greek God Zeus holding an eagle in right hand and a scepter in the left hand, sitting to left on a throne, with a Greek Theta symbol as monogram near his knees on rev (Price 3122). Very Fine+, Rare....
Estimate :
16,000 - 18,000
Opening Bid :
16,000
Realized :
16000
Lot Viewed : 30 Times
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Lot 3
Ancient ( Indo-Greeks )
Indo-Greeks (Greeko-Baktrians), Eukratides I (171-145 BC), Silver, 15.82 g, Tetradrachm, a helmeted and diademed draped bust of the ruler facing to right, he is wearing a helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ears on obv. With a dotted border, the Dioskouroi on horses rearing to right with the Greek monogram, signifying a mint to lower right; Greek legend Basilleos Megalou Eukratidou above the horses on rev. (Bop. Series 6E). Broad flan, centrally struck, About Uncirculated for the type, Exceedingly Rare. A similar coin was sold at a hammer price of Rs. 1,70,000 at Tody...
Estimate :
55,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
55,000
Realized :
55000
Lot Viewed : 153 Times
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Lot 4
Ancient ( Mugamukhe )
Mugamukhe City-State, 2nd century BC, Lead, 7.77 g, bold Brahmi legend written in the centre, mugamukhe on obv, a frog below a scale on rev. Almost UNC for the type, Rare in this condition. ...
Estimate :
4,000 - 6,000
Opening Bid :
4,000
Realized :
16000
Lot Viewed : 16 Times
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Lot 5
Ancient ( Punch-marked Coins )
Punch-marked Coins, Post-Mauryas, Mathura region, 2nd century BC, Silver, Karshapana, 5 + 1 Symbols, the five symbols on obv consist of a Sun, six-armed symbol, a monk standing on the back of a Bull, representing Lord Shiva on his Nandi vehicle, an ornate standard symbol, and a human figure standing to right with left hand raised in air and holding a plough and a staff (Danda) in the right hand, depicting Lord Balaram, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. The 6th symbol shows the same figure of Lord Shiva standing to left but without Nandi Bull. Depiction of Hindu God ...
Estimate :
1,900 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,900
Realized :
2150
Lot Viewed : 34 Times
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Lot 6
Ancient ( Post-Mauryas )
Punch-marked Coins, Post-Mauryas, 1st century BC, Silver, Karshapana, 5 + 1 symbols, a peacock, a scale and a single punch with 3 human figures with the right one looking like a female, the sixth punch of a peacock on a hill on rev (Gupta & Hadaker# 590). The Punch-marked coins are being studied for iconography and a close study at the Post-Mauryan period reveals that they do follow certain Hindu iconography. The present coin shows the three human figures who can be identified, from left to right, Lakshman, Rama and Sita. Probably these lots are the earliest evidence...
Estimate :
1,800 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,800
Realized :
3600
Lot Viewed : 12 Times
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Lot 7
Ancient ( Punch-marked Coins )
Punch-marked Coins, Post-Mayuryas, 2nd century BC, Silver, Karshapana, 5+1 symbols type, 3 Humans standing type on obv, Series VII of G&H. About Very Fine, Scarce. 2 coins...
Estimate :
2,200 - 2,500
Opening Bid :
2,200
Lot Viewed : 11 Times
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Lot 8
Ancient ( Huvishka )
The Imperial Kushanas, Huvishka (c. AD 152-192), Gold, 7.05 g, Dinara, God with Coins type, nimbate king, diademed and crowned half-length bust sitting to left on clouds, holding a mace-scepter in left hand and a filleted spear in the right hand, legend around on obv; Greek God Pharo (Hermes-Mercury), standing left to left, nimbate and wearing winged petasos, he is showing holding in right stretched hand a Money Purse, supposedly filled gold coins, and a filleted scepter is holding in his left hand; tamgha to left, indicating the Mint II (B), 3rd emission, (MK 345/3). ...
Estimate :
45,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
45,000
Lot Viewed : 169 Times
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Lot 9
Ancient ( The Kushanas )
The Kushanas, Vasudeva (c. AD 192-225), Gold, 7.87 g, Dinar, king standing left, making an offering at an altar with his right hand, and holding a trident in his left hand, a small trident with flaring ribbon attached to it above the Altar, Greek legend Paonanopao Bazoho Kopano on obv, Lord Shiva standing facing front and reclining on his vahana, Nandi bull, he is holding a trident in left and a noose in right, a tamgha in upper left field with label Ohpo (Osho) in the right field on rev (Gobl MK 509; MAC.3389). About Extremely Fine, Rare....
Estimate :
40,000 - 45,000
Opening Bid :
40,000
Realized :
40000
Lot Viewed : 28 Times
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Lot 10
Ancient ( Kushanas, Ska )
Later Kushanas, Ska, 3rd century AD, base Gold, 7.69 g, king standing to right with usual Kushana style fire altar and trident and Brahmi legend in the right field near his left hand on obv, Goddess Ardoxo seated on a throne in the centre with a cornucopia in her right hand on rev. Very Fine, Scarce. ...
Estimate :
28,000 - 30,000
Opening Bid :
28,000
Realized :
28000
Lot Viewed : 79 Times
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Lot 11
Ancient ( Ishvaradutta, )
Western Kshatrapas, Ishvaradutta, Silver, Dramma, As Mahakshatrapa, Year 1, Prathme (the First Year), portrait type. Full date on obv and Extremely Fine and Better, Scarce....
Estimate :
1,500 - 2,000
Opening Bid :
1,500
Realized :
2250
Lot Viewed : 25 Times
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Lot 12
Ancient ( Samudragupta )
The Gupta Empire, Samudragupta (AD 335-380), Gold, 7.51 g, Dinar, King & Queen type, issued to commemorate the memory of his parents. The obv of the coin is shown with the Emperor Chandragupta I standing to left and his Queen Kumaradevi facing him to right, the king is shown an object like a flower offering to the Queen with his right hand, with a crescent (for Chandra or moon) is placed between the two at top, Brahmi legend chandra on the left of the standard held by Chandragupta and Kumaradevi to on the right of the standard; Goddess Durga (Amba) is shown seated on a...
Estimate :
200,000 - 225,000
Opening Bid :
200,000
Lot Viewed : 193 Times
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Lot 13
Ancient ( Gupta Empire )
The Gupta Empire, Samudragupta, Gold7.48 g, Dinar, Standard type, the king with a halo around his head, standing left with a short coat, holding a standard (Imperial Scepter) and sacrificing over a fire altar with right hand on obv; a Garuda standard behind altar and near his head, Brahmi legend around; hallowed Goddess Lakshmi seated on throne holding a pasha and cornucopia, monogram to left, and legend Parakramah written in Brahmi in the right field on rev (Altekar: Plate II no.1). Very Fine, Rare....
Estimate :
35,000 - 38,000
Opening Bid :
35,000
Realized :
45000
Lot Viewed : 88 Times
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Lot 14
Ancient ( Chandragupta II )
The Gupta Empire, Chandragupta II (AD 380-414), Gold, 7.85 g, Dinar, Archer type, king standing to left holding arrow in his right hand and with left hand holding a bow at top, Brahmi legend Chandra below his left elbow, Garuda standard behind on obv; Goddess Lakshmi seated facing front on a lotus, holding pasha in her right hand and lotus stalk in her left, monogram on left, Brahmi legend Sri Vikramah (Altekar Plate V no 4; BMC pl VI-18). Extremely Fine+, Rare....
Estimate :
35,000 - 38,000
Opening Bid :
35,000
Realized :
42000
Lot Viewed : 73 Times
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Lot 15
Ancient ( Chandragupta II )
The Gupta Empire, Chandragupta II (AD 380-414), Gold, 7.91 g, Dinar, Archer type, king standing to left holding arrow in his right hand and with left hand holding a bow at top, Brahmi legend Chandra below his left elbow, Garuda standard behind on obv; Goddess Lakshmi seated facing front on a lotus, holding pasha in her right hand and lotus stalk in her left, monogram on left, Brahmi legend Sri Vikramah (Altekar Plate V no 4; BMC pl VI-18). Almost UNC for the type and Extremely Rare in this grade....
Estimate :
50,000 - 65,000
Opening Bid :
50,000
Realized :
50000
Lot Viewed : 16 Times
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Lot 16
Ancient ( Chandragupta II )
The Gupta Empire, Chandragupta II, Gold, 7.71 g, Dinar, Horseman type, the king is riding a prancing horse to right with Brahmi legend in the right and at the bottom margins on obv, the king is holding a sword in his right hand which is placed horizontally above the back of the horse, the king also seems to have a dagger at his waist; Goddess Lakshmi is seated to left on a wicker stool, holding a pasha in her right hand and holding a long lotus stalk in her left hand which is going near her shoulder. Brahmi legend in the right field reads, Ajitavikramaha on rev. Very F...
Estimate :
100,000 - 125,000
Opening Bid :
100,000
Realized :
100000
Lot Viewed : 17 Times
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Lot 17
Ancient ( Kumaragupta )
The Gupta Empire, Kumaragupta I (AD 414-455), Gold, 7.47 g, Dinar, Archer type, the king standing to left in tri-bhanga position wearing a long coat and holding a bow in his left hand and holding an arrow in his right hand, a Garuda-Standard behind his right shoulder and Brahmi legend in the right field on obv; Goddess Lakshmi seated on a lotus cross-legged, holding a lotus with a big stalk and that is coming up near her left shoulder, and a pasha in her right hand, Brahmi legend shri mahendra .. in the right field on rev. Centrally struck and About Extremely Fine, Rar...
Estimate :
66,000 - 70,000
Opening Bid :
66,000
Realized :
86000
Lot Viewed : 154 Times
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Lot 18
Ancient ( Guptas of Bengal )
Guptas of Bengal, Post Gupta period, c. 5th century AD, Gold, 6.69 g, Dinar, King & Queen type,, with the king standing to left holding a battle-axed Standard in his left hand and the right hand is stretched out. Brahmi legend around has been copied from the famous Gupta Sanskrit couplets. The rev shows figures of a King and a Queen, standing to right, the king is holding a dagger while the Queen is supporting her from his back. Brahmi legend in the left field reads, Shri Jaya. The whole execution is in dotted border on rev. Absolute mint state for the weak struck coin...
Estimate :
500,000 - 600,000
Opening Bid :
500,000
Realized :
550000
Lot Viewed : 106 Times
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Lot 19
Ancient ( Shashankadeva )
Post Guptas of Bengal, Shashankadeva (AD 600-635), Gold with high percentage, 9.31 g, Dinar, Lord Shiva with a halo around his head, seated facing front on his vehicle a recumbent bull which is facing left, Brahmi legend jayaha below near the bull's legs on obv; Goddess Lakshmi seated crossed legged on a lotus, facing front, holding a lotus, and with two elephants with their raised trunks on either side of hers, indicating her form as Gaja-Lakshmi or Abhishek Lakshmi; Brahmi legend, shri shashanka in the right field of hers on rev (BMC Guptas 607). A small lump of meta...
Estimate :
55,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
55,000
Lot Viewed : 14 Times
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Lot 20
Hindu Coins of Medieval India ( Indo-Sassanians )
Indo-Sassanians, base Gold, 6.96 g, Portrait type with the Sassanian portrait of the Sassanian type facing to right on obv, sacred Fire Altar (Atash Behram of the Parsis) placed in the centre with two of their priests as attendnents on the either side of the Fire Temple on rev. Uninscribed, Very Rare. ...
Estimate :
25,000 - 30,000
Opening Bid :
25,000
Lot Viewed : 20 Times
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Lot 21
Hindu Coins of Medieval India ( Cholas )
Cholas, Raja Raja I, base Gold, 3.94 g, Kahavanu, the king standing to right on obv with Nagari legend Raja/Raja below right; king standing to right with a lamp on his left on rev. Very Fine+, Rare....
Estimate :
4,000 - 5,000
Opening Bid :
4,000
Realized :
17000
Lot Viewed : 58 Times
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Lot 22
Hindu Coins of Medieval India ( Paramaras of Vidarbha )
Paramaras of Vidarbha, Jagadeva (c. 12th century AD), Gold, 3.7 g, four punches of a temple showing a human figure, representing Lord Shiva, Sri Jagadeva in Nagari and two punches of a geometrical D-shaped design on obv, Unifaced, punch-marked technique. Extremely Fine+, Scarce....
Estimate :
11,000 - 13,000
Opening Bid :
11,000
Lot Viewed : 20 Times
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Lot 23
Hindu Coins of Medieval India ( Chandellas of Jejakbhukti )
Chandellas of Jejakbhukti, Vira Varmadeva (c AD 1261-1286), Gold, 3.82 g, Dinar, Goddess Lakshmi seated on obv, Nagari legend, Srimad Vira Varmanadeva (Deyell p. 95). Very Fine+, Extremely Rare. No coins of Vir Varmadeva were reported by the monumental work of Deyell, Living Without Silver. Its just recently in last year that a coin of this ruler turned up in market and the present coin is second such coin to appear for an auction. ...
Estimate :
30,000 - 35,000
Opening Bid :
30,000
Lot Viewed : 21 Times
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Lot 24
Hindu Coins of Medieval India ( Eastern Chalukyas )
Eastern Chalukyas, c. 900-1025, Gold, 4.22 g, Pagoda, Punch-marked type with 8 punches in around and ninth punch in the center similar to a boar to left. Unifaced, The 8 punches include Telugu-Kanarese characters referring to the name of ruler. Two tiny holes made for use as a pendant, a small chisel mark for metal testing, otherwise Very Fine+, Unpublished, Unique. This is totally a new variety in the series of the Eastern Chalukyas with the central symbol of a totally different variety. The coin also has a history as it was worn as a pendent by an Adivasi in the Ga...
Estimate :
65,000 - 70,000
Opening Bid :
65,000
Realized :
65000
Lot Viewed : 20 Times
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Lot 25
Hindu Coins of Medieval India ( Chaulukyas of Karnataka )
Chaulukyas of Karnataka, 10th century, Gold, 0.40 g, Fanam, a stylized dotted lion to right with the tail curved and raised over its back on obv. A stylized dotted trident on rev. Uninscribed. Extremely Fine+, Rare. ...
Estimate :
3,500 - 4,000
Opening Bid :
3,500
Realized :
5500
Lot Viewed : 17 Times
Total (317)