Last month, Spink achieved record prices for the Tibetan coins
of Nicholas Rhodes. This month, on the 24th of September
in London, we are proud to be selling another one of his eminent
collections - coins of North East India.
This is the first half of a huge and comprehensive collection of
coins from Tripura, Cooch Behar, Kachar, Manipur, Jaintiapur, Assam
and Ladakh. The sale will also include some earlier prototype coins
of the Sultans of Bengal.
Highlights include great rarities expected to raise
Above: Lot 233
Cooch Behar, Narendra Narayan (1847-63), presentation Mohur,
only example outside a museum
Above: Lot 143
Tripura, Durga Manikya (1809-13), Mohur
Above: Lot 154
Tripura, Vira Chandra Manikya (1862-96), machine struck
Above: Lot 250
Kachar, Yaso Narayana (1583-1601), Broad-flan Tanka
Above: Lot 346
Assam. Pramata Simha (1744-51), Octagonal Mohur, with Assamese
Nicholas Rhodes (1946-2011) was a celebrated British
numismatist. He started collecting oriental coins in 1962,
developing a particular interest in Himalayan coins. He was able to
nurture this passion early in life, travelling to Nepal after
leaving school and discovering the numismatic paradise of
Nicholas Rhodes lectured extensively on numismatics, published
over 200 articles and co-wrote eight books. He was Honorary
Treasurer of the Royal Numismatic Society from 1973 to 2002, when
he was elected Honorary Fellow. He was also a founding member and
Secretary General of the Oriental Numismatic Society.
After the success of Nicholas Rhodes' collection of Tibetan
coins, which was sold by Spink China in Hong Kong in August, it is
expected that a number of estimates will be surpassed. The
collection includes some tremendously valuable pieces from this
fascinating and rich part of the world.
Speaking of this exciting sale, specialist Barbara Mears said
"it is very rare for an auction to contain such a wide range of
coins from these North East Indian states.
"Coins that collectors will have a chance to acquire
only once in their lifetime are on offer, many of them unique,
discovered and catalogued by Nicholas Rhodes himself. We would
expect these items to be hotly contested, but the auction still
contains much for the more general collector; a great opportunity
to make some interesting additions to their collection".
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