Baldwin's London Auction 71 Baldwin's London auction 71 offers a spectacular array of Indian, Islamic and Latin-American coinage. Including the Yashoda Singh Collection of Indian Coins and the Alan Harley Collection of Latin Ame
of Indonesian countermarks ever. As a group they provide a further insight into Indonesian local practice from 1800 to approximately 1850. The provenances of the coins in this collection are global although the majority have been bought through mainstream auctions house in the US. Highlights from the collection include, lot 1769, a Cartagena mint, 8-Reales, partial date (1)52(?), extremely rare and possibly unique, estimate £1,000–1,500; lot 1773, a Madras Presidency, East India company, ½ Pagoda (1807-1809) overstruck on portrait 8-Reales, a very clear overstrike , estimate £300-500; lot 1842, a Base Silver imitation of Mexico Philip IV 8-Reales, the piece is of great interest because it has no localised provenance and may be an Eastern copy, estimate £150-200; lot 1860, Mexico City, Philip IV, 8-Reales (1634-1665), this coin has a milled edge which may have been added as an experiment, the technology was well established having been used on the Spanish coins from the early 19th century, estimate £600-800; and lot 1949, a 1730 R, Indonesia, Bartadip, Mexico City, 4 Reales, countermarked in Arabic Bartadip, estimate £200-300.
A selection of Foreign coins completes the sale and includes some beautiful coinage from around the world. Some of the most interesting items include, lot 1952, the first of a small selection of Crusader coins, is a very fine example of an Achaia, Robert of Anjou Tarentum (1346-1364) and is estimated at £1,000–1,200.; lot 1973, a Bhutan: Jigme Wangchuck (1926-1952), Silver ½ Rupee is estimated at £1,500-2,000. This item is a Royal Mint VIP proof. Until the mass production of commercial sets of Bhutan coinage in 1996, the only known proofs from this country are the two 1928 Royal Mint struck coinages, the Pice and the ½-Rupee. Both are extremely rare; lot 1987, a 1786 Louis XVI, ecu de Calonne, Pattern Ecu, by J-P Droz, depicts a very desirable pattern of refined style and is estimated at £3,000-4,000; lot 2047, a Milan, Giovanni Galeazzo Maria Sforza Duke and Bona di Savoia Regent (1476-1481), depicts the veiled head of Bona di Savoia and is a very important coin as it features the only portrait of a woman in the Italian Renaissance coinage. This is a beautiful example and is estimated at £5,000-6,000; and lastly, lot 2064, an Alexander I (1815-1825) Gold 25-Zlotych Polskich 1833 KG is an extremely fine example with much original brilliance and is estimated at £8,000-10,000.
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1005 Indian Coins. Kushan. Vima Kadphises, Gold Dinar, 8.07g, crowned, diademed bust on clouds facing left, holding sceptre, tamgha behind, rev Siva standing facing, holding trident, club and lion skin, tamgha to left, Nandipada symbol to right (Göbl 19; Fr 10). Extremely fine. From The Yashoda Singh Collection Of Indian Coins.
1147 Indian Coins. East India Company. Bengal Presidency, Gold