An extremely rare early portrait of Jahangir.
Nur al-Din Muhammad Jahangir, AH 1014-1037 (1605-1627 CE). AV Mohur AH 1020, regnal year 6 (1611 CE), Agra. Bust of Jahangir facing left on the surface of the radiant sun wearing a turban with an egret (Jikkah) and a brocaded costume, holding a book in his left hand, to left "Shabiya Jahangir Shah Akbar Shah", to right downwards "Sana 6 Julu" / Lion facing left on a setting sun, below "Sana 1020 Hijri". 10,97g. BMC Mughal 312 (same dies); KM 179.1 (same dies); Fr. 758; Liddle Andrew, Coins of Jahangir, 2013 (Liddle Jahangir), Type G33 (same dies).
Very fine, trace of mounting.
From the collections John Work Garrett, auction Leu/NFA part 1 (16 May 1984), 476 (purchased from Max Schulman, 11 November 1928), Hennessey and Dr. Lawrence A. Adams, auction CNG Triton XIX (4 January 2016), 2396.
|Price realized||400'000 CHF|
|Starting price||200'000 CHF|