Among the highlights of the Collection, which comprises 284 lots in this particular sale, will be an extremely rare Tanka from the reign of the Bahmanid sultan Ghiyath al-din Tahmatan (799h) which is expected to fetch £2,000-£2,600; while an extremely fine and rare Nazarana Tanka of the Malwa sultan Nasir Shah (906-916h) is estimated at £1,200-£1,500, and a very fine and rare Tanka from the reign of the Kashmir sultan Zayn al-‘Abidin (823-874h) is expected to fetch £1,000-£1,200.
Expert in charge, Tim Wilkes, commented: “Following on from the success of last October’s sale, which saw three coins from the Collection of Coins of the Indian Sultanates each fetch over £30,000, we are looking forward to this sale, which will attract interest from all over the world.”
Also in the sale will be a collection of Rupees of British India; this collection comprises 67 lots and includes a restrike proof Rupee of William IV estimated at £1,500-1,800. A highlight of the small group of Indian historical medals is a gold ticket from the East Indian Railway Company estimated at £1,000-1,200.
Due to the current COVID 19 situation, this auction will be online only and there will be no room bidding available. Customers are able to bid live online (DNW make no additional charge for this service) or leave commission bids prior to the auction. Lots may be viewed prior to the sale by appointment only.
FORTHCOMING SALES AT DNW
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 – THE JACK WEBB COLLECTION OF MEDALS AND MILITARIA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 – BRITISH TOKENS, TICKETS AND PASSES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – THE CHISLEHURST COLLECTION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – JEWELLERY, WATCHES, ANTIQUITIES AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – BRITISH AND WORLD COINS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – THE COLLECTION OF SCOTTISH COINS FORMED BY MICHAEL GIETZELT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS AND MILITARIA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 – INDIAN COINS AND HISTORICAL MEDALS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 – BRITISH, IRISH AND WORLD BANKNOTES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 – COINS AND HISTORICAL MEDALS
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Dix Noonan Webb – a brief history
In 1991, its first year of trading, the company held three medal auctions and sold 1,200 lots for a total hammer price of £553,000. Two years later it opened a coin department which also auctions commemorative medals and tokens and in 2015 DNW added jewellery to its sales calendar. In 2018, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In the same year, DNW achieved a total hammer price of £11,676,580 and the total number of lots across all departments was 20,273. To date the company has sold in excess of 300,000 lots totalling £155 million.
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