INDIA, GONDS of DEVGARH, Kokashah I (1620-40) AE paisa. VERY RARE!

World Coins - INDIA, GONDS of DEVGARH, Kokashah I (1620-40) AE paisa. VERY RARE!
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Obverse Five line Nagari legend: Siva bhakta / Sri Mahara / ja Kokasa / hi Mahipa / tirava
Reverse Stylized dagger, surrounded by five line Nagari legend: Siva bhakta / Sri Mahara / ja -dagger- Ja / tabaji suta / Devagarh
Date 1620-40
Weight 14.41 gm.
Diameter 20-21 mm.
Die axis 6 o'clock
Reference Kulkarni and Bhargava, Numismatic Digest , Vol. VIII, variety II
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. His coins are very 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: A0095
US$ 50.00
  • € 44.28
  • £ 37.66
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  • CHF 46.00
  • CAD 64.08

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