INDIA, EASTERN GANGAS, temp. Narasimha III (1328-52) Gold fanam, Year 17. RARE & CHOICE!

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Obverse Stylized bull couchant right on a platform, with prominent horns above, circle and two dots 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 17 below
Date 14th century
Weight 0.44 gm.
Diameter 9-10 mm.
Die axis 4 o'clock
Reference MNI 677 var, Tandon, Numismatic Digest 34-35, 2.19 (this coin)
Comments These coins were unobtainable until a small hoard emerged recently. They are still rare. The distinguishing features of the "Series 2" coins attributed to Narasimha III are that there are two dots above the circle in front of the bull, and the letter sa on the reverse is boxy and open 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 2.19 in the Appendix to my paper
Price SKU: mh43.32
US$ 135.00
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