INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, temp. Bhanudeva III (1352-78) Gold fanam, Year 3. RARE & SUPERB!

World Coins - INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, temp. Bhanudeva III (1352-78) Gold fanam, Year 3. RARE & SUPERB!
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Obverse Stylized bull couchant right on a platform, with prominent horns above, circle before with single dots above and below, sun and two moons above, goad behind, dot below, one banker's mark
Reverse Stylized letter sa, for samvat (year), flanked by goad and battle axe, Anka date 3 below
Date 14th century
Weight 0.48 gm.
Diameter 10 mm.
Die axis 2 o'clock
Reference MNI 677 var, Tandon, Numismatic Digest 34-35, 3.07 (this coin)
Comments These coins were unobtainable until a small hoard emerged recently. They are still rare. The distinguishing features of the "Series 3" coins attributed to Bhanudeva III are that there is only one dot above the circle in front of the bull, and the letter sa on the reverse is more elongated than before and closed on the bottom.

Attributions are tentative and based on my recent paper (which appeared in the journal Numismatic Digest). A brief summary of the work can be seen here:
 
This coin was coin 3.07 in the Appendix to my paper
Price SKU: mh43.10
US$ 175.00
  • € 154.24
  • £ 139.02
  • AUD 242.65
  • CHF 174.07
  • CAD 233.98

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