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Triton XXII, Lot: 1281. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRAN, Qajars. Nasir al-Din Shah. AH 1264-1313 / AD 1848-1896. Medallic AV 10 Tomans (36mm, 28.40 g, 12h). Commemorating the Shah’s Golden Jubilee. Tehran mint. Dated 22 Dhu'l-Qa'dah AH 1313 (5 May AD 1896). Bust facing slightly left / sir al-dā/yādgar sāl panjāham jalus homayoun/22 dhu’l-qa‘da 1313 in three lines in Persian. Rabino (16) and pl. 45, 66; cf. KM X# 14; Spink 226, lot 629. Near EF, hairlines and field marks, some edge marks. Extremely rare.

Ex Heritage 397 (9 January 2006), lot 13988.

Production on this issue, struck to begin the Golden Jubilee festivities, was halted following the assassination of the Shah on 1 May. Only a small number were issued and were not recalled.