10 December 2019
Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialists will be holding their first auction devoted to Indian Coins and Historical Medals. The auction will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10am at their auction rooms in central Mayfair - 16 Bolton St, London, W1J 8BQ.
The sale will comprise four collections - Coins of the Indian Sultanates (Part II); Indian Coins from the Collection of the late John Roberts-Lewis; Indian Coins from the Collection of John Rose and Indian Historical Medals from the Collection formed by Michael Shaw as well as Indian Coins from Various Properties.
Among the highlights is, from the Collection of the late John Roberts-Lewis, a very rare and fine double-rupee from the Madras mint, dating from 1807 which has been overstruck on a Spanish-American Lima 8 Reales (coin) of Charles IV sometime between 1788 (when Charles IV’s reign began) and 1807. It is estimated to fetch £1,500-£1,800 [see image above], while an extremely fine British Indian Mohur coin, dating from 1888 and produced in Calcutta carries a similar estimate [see image on left].
Part II of the Coins of the Indian Sultanates will also be included. This is the second part of the collection that Dix Noonan Webb sold in October; there will be more to come later in 2020. From the reign of Sikandar Shah, Sultan of Dehli (961-962h) a very fine and extremely rare Rupee is estimated at £2,000-£2,600 [see image on right], and from the Shihab al-din ‘Umar, Sultan of Dehli (715-716h), a very fine and very rare Silver Tanka carries an estimate of £1,000-£1,200.
Tim Wilkes, Specialist in Charge, Coin Department, Dix Noonan Webb, commented: “London has always been an important centre for the Indian coin market, and there have been many important sales held here over the years, but this will be the first time that DNW have had a specialist Indian sale. This follows on from our sale in October which saw three coins from the first part of Collection of Coins of the Indian Sultanates sell for more than £30,000 each.”
FORTHCOMING SALES OF COINS, TOKENS AND HISTORICAL MEDALS
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – English and Anglo-Gallic Coins from the Michael Gietzelt
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – The Sutton Coldfield Collection of British Coins
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins & Tokens
formed by Marvin Lessen
Wednesday & Thursday, February 12 & 13, 2020 – Coins and Historical Medals
Public viewing is held two days before the sale between 10am – 5pm
and free online bidding is available is www.dnw.co.uk.
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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. Last year, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In 2018 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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