Baldwin's Auctions 70-72 - Post-Sale Highlights Baldwin’s put on a spectacularly diverse event during the Coinex season. Three days of auctions were packed full of interesting collections and single items from around the world and included an afte
that at least one of the four sets has been broken up. It should be noted that it is uncertain whether the ‘patterns’ listed in Krause-Mishler of ¼-, ½-, and 1-Rupee for 1947 are actually patterns, or whether at a later date the new Ashoka obverse proposed for the 1949 patterns was mated or perhaps muled with the currency 1947 reverse dies.
1617 INDIAN MEDALS. Awadh, the Coronation of Ghazi-ud-Din Haider 1819, struck Silver Medal, three-quarters bust left, floral scroll pattern around, within border of script, rev the arms of Awadh within border of script, 64mm. Extremely fine, lightly toned and of the highest rarity. The medal is struck on a cast blank.
1628 INDIAN MEDALS. Bhavnagar Competition Medal, Cambridge 1893, large cast base Silver Medal, PRINCEPS DE BHAVNAGAR INDIAE ORIENT, half-length bust of H H Sir Takhatsinghji, G C S I, Maharaja of Bhavnagar wearing plumed turban and regalia, thirteen line Latin legend within laurel wreath, 114mm (Pud 893.3). Extremely fine and rare.
1640 ISLAMIC COINS. Arab Sasanian. Ziyad b. Abi Sufyan (45-55h), Drachm, BJRA = Basra 55, 2.46g (Walker p.40: Cam 2). Clipped, very fine.
1645 ISLAMIC COINS. Arab Sasanian. ‘Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr, Drachm, KRMAN-GY-Jiruft 66, 3.44g (SICA 1, 322, with caliphal title). Very fine.
1685 ISLAMIC COINS. Ziyanid. Abu’l-‘Abbas Ahmad III b. ‘Abd Allah II (949h, 950-957h), Gold Dinar, Madinat Tilimsan, undated, citing the Ottoman sultan Sulayman I as overlord, 4.28g (Hazard -; A -). Some edge weakness, otherwise good very fine and extremely rare. The later Ziyanids were caught among three different powers: the Sa’adian Sharifs of Morocco, the Spanish who held Oran, and the Turks in Algiers. The Ziyanids threw in their lot with the Turks and paid tribute to them so as to secure their protection. As a token of their submission their coinage gave the name of the Ottoman sultan on the obverse with the caliphal title amir al-mu’minin with the Ziyanid ruler given the lesser title amir al-muslimin on the reverse. This coin provides the correct kunya for Ahmad III, abu’l-‘abbas, rather than the usual abu-ziyan found in the dynastic lists.
1860 FOREIGN COINS. Countermarks listed by area of Circulation. Brazil. Mexico, Mexico City, Philip IV, 8-Reales, mm P (1634-1665), 27.37g, countermarked with crowned “600” (1663), crowned armillary globe (1668), as 600-Reis, the milled edge has been added. Very fine. From The Alan Harley collection of Countermarked Latin American coins. bought Simmons The milled edge could have been added as an experiment. The technology was well established having been used on the Spanish coins from the early 19th century
1865 FOREIGN COINS. Countermarks listed by area of Circulation. Brazil. Bolivia, Potosi, Philip IV, 2-Reales TR, 4.60g, countermarked with crowned “150” (1663). Very fine. From The Alan Harley collection of Countermarked Latin American coins. bought Sedwick 1991, plate coin in Russo, Livro das Moedas