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- P-Auction # 35
|Start Price 35000||Estimated Price 35000-40000|
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Medal, Britsh India, King George V, Silver, Khan Sahib Medal, 1923, Awarded to "Rustomji Dossabhoy Mistry -1st January 1923", Obv: the British crown with a laurel wreath below it, portrait of King George V facing right in the central circle, outer circle engraved with the title "KHAN SAHIB" on deep blue enamel, all surmounted on a 5-pointed rayed star, with loop for ribbon, Rev: awarded to "Rustomji Dossabhoy Mistry 1st Jan(uar)y 1923" engraved, 40.0g, 44.83mm, the medal is with the ring, packed in an original mint black box, made at HM Mint Calcutta whose logo and the monogram is printed, original luster, lovely toning, superb immaculate quality, gem uncirculated, Extremely Rare.
Note: The title Khan Sahib (this lot) and the title Khan Bahadur (next lot) were awarded to this notable Parsi man, Rustomji Dossabhoy Mistry. He was a Senior Electrical Engineer in the British Indian Government, his services of inspection and issuing licenses for electricity connection in Bombay during those days. He was instrumental in establishing the connections to a few iconic cinemas and theatres among his other projects.
These medals are from the estate of a Parsi family in Bombay who is a current owner and grandson of the recipient of these honorable titles. We have not encountered this superb quality in the past.