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At A Glance

  • Period

    1861 (Hijri Calendar: 1278 A.H)
  • Geography

    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 0.2 × 2.5 cm (1/16 × 1 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Obverse: A legend in Persian script, partly off flan, of the ruler's name and title: Asaf Jah, Nizam al-Mulk; at bottom of flan the Hijri date 1278
    Reverse: A legend in Persian script, partly off flan; with Regnal year 6 at top left
  • Provenance

    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired in 1907 [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] No purchase information is available for this object. See Reserved List, R. 5261, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession File, Collections Management Office.
    [2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Exchange Media
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