A nice and stunning 1936 Tibet BE16-10 Silver Coin 3 Srang. Dalai Lama ruling Tibet Era.
NGC graded UNC
The srang (pronounced "sang"; in Tibetan often referred to as "dngul srang" i.e. "silver srang") was a currency of Tibet between 1909 and 1959. It circulated alongside the tangka until the 1950s. It was divided into 10 sho, each of 10 skar, with the tangka equal to 15 skar (1 srang = 6⅔ tangka).
Dates are written in words, not numerals. Obverse and reverse varieties exist.
In the image for reverse:The date is between the two rosettes. Between 3 and 6 o'clock is 16 (for the sixteenth cycle). Between 6 and 9 o'clock is the character for "year", followed by 10. This is the equivalent of 1936.
Tenzin Gyatso (1935- ) is the present and 14th Dalai Lama (since birth)
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