INDIA, GONDS of DEVGARH, Jatba II (Kesari Singh : 1640-57) AE paisa. VERY RARE & CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, GONDS of DEVGARH, Jatba II (Kesari Singh : 1640-57) AE paisa. VERY RARE & CHOICE!
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Obverse Four line Nagari legend: Sri Maha / raja Jataba / ji ko suta/ (date)
Reverse Stylized dagger, surrounded by four line Nagari legend: Sri Maha / raja Jataba / -dagger- ?? / ??
Date 1640-57
Weight 13.22 gm.
Diameter 19-20 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Kulkarni and Bhargava, Numismatic Digest , Vol. VIII, variety V
Comments The Gond kingdom of Devgarh was established by Jatba I around 1570 and lasted nearly 200 years before being absorbed into the Maratha realm. Kokashah I was the son of Jatba I and is known to have paid tribute to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Jatba II, or Kesari Singh, was Kokashah's son, and visited Aurangzeb while on campaign to pay tribute. His coins are extremely rare and the entire legend is never present on a single coin; it has to be pieced together from several specimens. I have only once seen a Gond coin offered for sale ... a coin in Baldwin 53, lot 1538, that sold for $375.


Price SKU: A0104
US$ 175.00
  • € 155.93
  • £ 140.74
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  • CAD 228.33

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