INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, Narasimha IV ? (1378-1414) Gold fanam, Year 2. VERY RARE & CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, Narasimha IV ? (1378-1414) Gold fanam, Year 2. VERY RARE & CHOICE!
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Obverse Stylized bull couchant right on a platform, with prominent horns above, circle and single dot before, sun and two moons above, goad behind, dot below
Reverse Stylized letter sa, for samvat (year), flanked by goad and battle axe, Anka date 2 below, legend sri rama above
Date c. 1379
Weight 0.48 gm.
Diameter 11-12 mm.
Die axis 4 o'clock
Reference MNI 677 var
Comments These coins were unobtainable until a small hoard emerged recently. They are still rare. The distinguishing features of this "Series 4" coin are that, while the obverse is the same as the "Series 3" coins (with a dot above the circle in front of the bull), the reverse adds the legend sri rama above the letter sa haon the reverse. Of the 112 coins of the 2006 hoard that I was able to track down, only 6 belonged to this series.

Attributions are tentative and based on my recent paper (to appear in the journal Numismatic Digest). A brief summary of the work can be seen here:
Eastern Gangas.
Price SKU: mh43.53
US$ 195.00
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