Auction 23


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Lot 1469

MUGHAL: Jahangir, 1605-1628, AV zodiac mohur (10.84g), Agra, AH1028 year 14. KM-180.19. BMC-350 (same obverse die). Capricorn (December/January), mythical creature, forepart of goat with scaled fish-like tail, crouching left, solar rays behind, NGC graded EF45, RRRR, ex Joel Malter auction 6/19/1985.
Estimated Value$50,000 - 70,000.

Capricorn is one of the rarest of Jahangir's zodiac mohurs. No specimen has been posted on CoinArchives. There is one specimen on Zeno.ru, from the Ashmolean Museum and dated AH1033 year 18, from the same dies as the piece illustrated in KM. Examples of the early years of the Capricorn mohurs bear a complete border of solar rays, as on this piece, but later issues have three gaps in the border of rays, for the head, forelegs and tail of Capricorn. This example appears to be a die match for the obverse photographed example in Stanley Lane Poole's Catalogue of the Coins of the Mughal Emperors in the British Museum, 1892.

 
Realized $170,000



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