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641496
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1496. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Suri Sultans of Delhi. Sher Shah. AH 945-952 (1538-1545 AD). AV "Tanka" (10.55 gm). Legend within medallion; bungled date above / Reversed kalima in square. Cf. CIS pg. 91. VF. ($200)

From the Charles E. Weber Collection.

An early version of an Indian "temple token." True gold coins of the Suris are extremely rare, and these fine gold tokens are collected as an acceptable substitute.