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CNG 87, Lot: 1718. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Princely States. Karauli. Manak Pal. AH 1186-1219 / AD 1772-1804. AV Nazarana Mohur (29mm, 10.69 g, 11h). Karauli mint. Struck in the name of the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II. Dually dated RY 26 and AH 1199 (AD 1784/5). Persian couplet citing Jalal al-Din 'Ali Jawhar Shah Alam II / Mint formula citing Sawai Jaipur mint and date. KM -; Friedburg -; Jan Lingen, “A Nazarana Mohur of Karauli,” in ONS Newsletter 202 (Winter 2010), p. 40. Near EF, lustrous, ex jewelry. Extremely rare, one of three known.

Likely struck to commemorate the marriage of the Maharajkumari to Rao Raka Bishen Singh,of Bundi.