INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, temp. Bhanudeva IV (1414-34) Gold fanam, Year 17. RARE & SUPERB!

World Coins - INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, temp. Bhanudeva IV (1414-34) Gold fanam, Year 17. RARE & SUPERB!
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Obverse Stylized bull couchant right on a platform, with prominent horns above, conch before with single dots above and below, chakra above, dot below
Reverse Stylized letter sa, for samvat (year), flanked by goad and battle axe, Anka date 17 below, legend sri rama above
Date c. 1431
Weight 0.45 gm.
Diameter 11 mm.
Die axis 8 o'clock
Reference MNI 677 var, Tandon, Numismatic Digest 34-35, 5.26 (this coin)
Comments These coins were unobtainable until a small hoard emerged recently. They are still rare. The distinguishing features of the "Series 5" coins attributed to Bhanudeva IV are that a conch has replaced the circle in front of the bull, and a chakra has replaced the sun and moon above. The legend sri rama on the reverse was introduced by Narasimha IV.

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 5.25 in the Appendix to my paper.
Price SKU: mh43.80
US$ 185.00
  • € 162.61
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  • CAD 247.96

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