Auction 11.12.2000

Christie's
Spink America

Date of the auction: 11.12.2000 - 12.12.2000

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Lichhavi Dynasty (6-7th century), Mananka (RGV.7-12), Amshuvarman (RGV.21...

Lichhavi Dynasty (6-7th century), Mananka (RGV.7-12), Amshuvarman (RGV.21), Pashupati (RGV.96.1). Mediaeval Period (c1100), AV Sivaka (RGV.168), very fine, AR Dam (RGV.170), Copper Paisa "Sri Deva-yadasya" (RGV.172) fair, but very rare, others fine (6

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$150 - US$180

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Mediaeval Period (c1100), AV Sivaka (RGV.168), two pieces, both very fine...

Mediaeval Period (c1100), AV Sivaka (RGV.168), two pieces, both very fine, AR Dam (RGV.170), four pieces, fine to very fine, and one piece, corroded, but yellow colour (7

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$150 - US$180

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (9.73g), with Arabic legend copied from tankas of 'Ala-ud-din...

Silver Tanka (9.73g), with Arabic legend copied from tankas of 'Ala-ud-din Muhammad Shah Khilji of Delhi, but written around central circle, mace above obv, la for Lakshmi Narayana of Kathmandu (1619-41) above interlaced squares on rev. RGV.188, good fine and rare

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$250 - US$300

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (10.08g), as last, but no symbols above obv. or rev...

Silver Tanka (10.08g), as last, but no symbols above obv. or rev., anonymous, but datable to c.1600-2,. RGV.190, vVery fine and very rare

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Base Silver Tanka (9.74g), as last, mace with wreath above obv. and...

Base Silver Tanka (9.74g), as last, mace with wreath above obv. and uncertain symbol below rev., anonymous, but datable to c.1630, RGV.193 var., fine and very rare

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (10.12g), as last, mace with wreath above obv. but rev. struck...

Silver Tanka (10.12g), as last, mace with wreath above obv. but rev. struck from very worn die, anonymous, but datable to c.1630, RGV.193 var., obv. very fine, very rare

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (9.03g), as last, but obv. die as the coin of Lakshmi...

Silver Tanka (9.03g), as last, but obv. die as the coin of Lakshmi Narayana, RGV.188, with mace over obv., conch shell below rev., as RGV.198, obv fair, rev. fine, chipped but very rare

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$250 - US$300

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (10.21g), as last, with sword and wreath above obv. and small...

Silver Tanka (10.21g), as last, with sword and wreath above obv. and small Dorji above rev., anonymous, but datable to c.1630., RGV.200 var., obv slightly double struck, otherwise very fine and very rare

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (10.50g), type copied from Ghiyas-ud-din Mahmud Shah of...

Silver Tanka (10.50g), type copied from Ghiyas-ud-din Mahmud Shah of Bengal, sword with wreath above obv., Sri Sri over two conch shells above rev., anonymous, but datable to c1605-15, RGV.210, very fine and very rare

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$500 - US$600

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (9.04g). As last, but small Sri below obv. central circle...

Silver Tanka (9.04g). As last, but small Sri below obv. central circle, RGV.212, nearly fine, but corroded and toned, very rare

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver Tanka (10.01g), as last, but less fine style and mace between Sri...

Silver Tanka (10.01g), as last, but less fine style and mace between Sri Sri above rev., RGV.216, anonymous, but datable to c1630, nearly very fine, very rare

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Debased Tanka (9.24g), as last, but trisul between Sri Sri above rev...

Debased Tanka (9.24g), as last, but trisul between Sri Sri above rev., anonymous, but datable to c1630, RGV.219, fair, as usual, and rare

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver quarter Tanka (2.33g), meaningless Arabic legend on both sides...

Silver quarter Tanka (2.33g), meaningless Arabic legend on both sides, reading across field, within border of dots, anonymous, but datable to c1620, RGV.220, very fine and extremely rare

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,000

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Silver square Jawa on Tanka standard (0.03g), RGV.254A, bracteate, stylised...

Silver square Jawa on Tanka standard (0.03g), RGV.254A, bracteate, stylised lion, very fine and very rare

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Debased silver square Jawa on Tanka standard (0.03g), RGV.-, bracteate...

Debased silver square Jawa on Tanka standard (0.03g), RGV.-, bracteate, lion standing, facing left, very fine and very rare

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Lakshmi Narayana Malla (1619-41), Mohar (RGV.256), broad flan, 5.39g, very...

Lakshmi Narayana Malla (1619-41), Mohar (RGV.256), broad flan, 5.39g, very fine, scarce, Pratap Malla (1641-74), Mohars 775NS (RGV.259 & 260), fine and very fine, Chakravartendra Malla (1669), Mohar 789NS (RGV.264), very fine (4

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Pratap Malla (1641-74), Double Mohar (RGV.258), square flan, dated NS.781...

Pratap Malla (1641-74), Double Mohar (RGV.258), square flan, dated NS.781 (1661), fine, traces of loop, very rare

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Chakravartendra Malla (1669), Mohar 789NS, (RGV.264) very fine, Half Mohar...

Chakravartendra Malla (1669), Mohar 789NS, (RGV.264) very fine, Half Mohar (RGV.265), very fine, traces of loop, rare, Mahipatendra Malla (c1669) Mohar (RGV.266), very fine and rare (3

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Pratap Malla (1641-74), Mohar 775NS (RGV.260), Sukis 769NS in name of Queen...

Pratap Malla (1641-74), Mohar 775NS (RGV.260), Sukis 769NS in name of Queen Rupamati Devi, RGV(261, 262) and 3 Dams (RGV.263), traces of loops on the sukis, otherwise nearly very fine (6

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Mahipatendra Malla (c1669), Mohar (RGV.266), fine and rare, Nripendra Malla...

Mahipatendra Malla (c1669), Mohar (RGV.266), fine and rare, Nripendra Malla (1674-80), Mohar 794NS, (RGV.268), very fine, Parthivendra Malla (1680-87), Mohars 802NS, (RGV.273 & 274), both very fine, first rare (4

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Nripendra Malla (1674-80), Mohars 794NS, (RGV.268), very fine, and variety...

Nripendra Malla (1674-80), Mohars 794NS, (RGV.268), very fine, and variety with reticulated field (RGV.269), very fine and very rare (2

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Nripendra Malla (1674-80), Mohars 794NS (RGV.268), very fine, Parthivendra...

Nripendra Malla (1674-80), Mohars 794NS (RGV.268), very fine, Parthivendra Malla (1680-87), Mohar 802NS, as RGV.274, but unrecorded var. with 4 dots to r. of ja on obv., nearly very fine, forgery of Half Mohar, RGV.276, made in 1960's, Bhupalendra Malla (1687-1700), Mohar 809NS (RGV.281), very fine

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Bhupalendra Malla (1687-1700), Mohars 812NS (6), 820NS (2), (RGV.282-5...

Bhupalendra Malla (1687-1700), Mohars 812NS (6), 820NS (2), (RGV.282-5), including several unrecorded varieties, very fine, some very rare (6

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$250 - US$300

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Queen Riddhi Lakshmi Devi, Suki 808NS, (RGV.286), double pierced, but very...

Queen Riddhi Lakshmi Devi, Suki 808NS, (RGV.286), double pierced, but very fine and very rare, Bhaskara Malla (1701-15), Mohar (RGV.289), struck over a Mohar of Bhupatindra Malla of Bhatgaon (RGV.289a), very fine and rare, Suki (RGV.300), fine (3

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$250

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Jaya Mahindra Malla (1715-22), Mohars 835NS, (RGV.303 & 304var), very fine...

Jaya Mahindra Malla (1715-22), Mohars 835NS, (RGV.303 & 304var), very fine, the last rare, Suki (RGV.308), fine (2

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Jagajjaya Malla (1722-35), Mohars 842NS (RGV.315) and 848NS (RGV.316, 317...

Jagajjaya Malla (1722-35), Mohars 842NS (RGV.315) and 848NS (RGV.316, 317, 318), very fine, Sukis 842NS (RGV.320, 320a & 321var), last is an unrecorded variety, with obv. as RGV.321, but rev. as RGV.322, but dot at upper left, fine or better, last with traces of mount, but rare (7

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Jagajjaya Malla (1722-35), Mohar 848NS (RGV.316), very fine, Sukis 842NS...

Jagajjaya Malla (1722-35), Mohar 848NS (RGV.316), very fine, Sukis 842NS (RGV.320, 320a, 322, 323), very fine, all with traces of loops, last plugged Jaya Prakash Malla (1st reign 1735-46), Mohar 856NS (RGV.328), very fine, Suki in name of Janani Kumudini Devi as Regent 856NS (RGV.333), fine (7

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Jaya Prakash Malla (1st reign 1735-46), Mohars 856NS (RGV.327, 328), very...

Jaya Prakash Malla (1st reign 1735-46), Mohars 856NS (RGV.327, 328), very fine, Sukis in name of Janani Kumudini Devi as Regent 856NS (RGV.331, 332 & 333) all very fine, with traces of loops (5

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Jyoti Prakash Malla (1746-50), Mohars 866NS (RGV.338, 339), nearly very...

Jyoti Prakash Malla (1746-50), Mohars 866NS (RGV.338, 339), nearly very fine and rare

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$120 - US$150

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000

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Jyoti Prakash Malla (1746-50), Mohars 866NS (RGV.339, 340, 341, 342, 343...

Jyoti Prakash Malla (1746-50), Mohars 866NS (RGV.339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344), mainly very fine, some scarce, and Suki in name of Queen Jaya Lakshmi Devi, 866NS (RGV.347), very fine, with traces of loop, very rare (7

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 11 Dec 2000 - 12 Dec 2000