Lots of hoards being quietly disbursed over ebay which I have silently been soaking up - keeping my big mouth shut has been torture but it has all paid off as I spent less than $2,000 on probably 200-300 coins. Unsurprisingly I could easily do a top 50, but here are the cream of the crop. 10. Pratiharas, Mihira Bhoja I 836-885 AD Obv: Adivaraha (boar avatar of Vishnu) curb-stomping lion (off flan except for forehead and nose), wheel before Rev: Sri Mad Adi / Va Ra Ha over vestigial fire altar and attendants Why it made the top 10: This is one of the most iconic medieval Indian coins, and I have long been searching for a nice example that clearly shows both the attendant and the remnants of the fire altar. 9. Anonymous proto-Gadhaiya Finn 126.96.36.199, Closing Series I, Hunnic face, skirt attendants Why it made the top 10: This enigmatic series bridges the gap between 1.1 (earliest Gadhaiya) and 1.2 (very early, more standardized Gadhaiya). Specifically, this is only the third coin for my series 188.8.131.52, which is not cataloged in any other literature on the series - to my knowledge this coin and my coin #2 represent the only two extant specimens of this sub type. 8. Unattributable Pratihara-Pala supremacy Sri Va, Late type, large portrait Why it made the top 10: I spotted a small hoard of these on eBay from last December until early February, and bought nearly all of them, acquiring about 10 of this type, and 8 of an earlier type (plus more Sri Ha coins than I know what to do with). This one in particular displays the letter Sa above the headdress - This helps to establish this series as an official extension of the Sri Ha series and not merely a barbarous one-off, although it frankly does raise more questions than it answers. 7. Unknown Sri Ha derivative Why it made the top 10: In the same hoard were two examples of this totally unpublished type with a distinctive portrait unlike any other is the series. An ornate Sri is visible before the portrait, but sadly the second character is not visible in either specimen. 6. "Proto Sri Vigra" dramma, c. 8th century Unpublished reverse type Why it made the top 10: A number of "Proto Sri Vigra" coins have come up as of late (Maheshwari claims they are anepigraphic; Mitchiner reads them as "Da" - I personally believe it is a highly stylized intermediate form of Ja). This one (and a couple more still tied up in customs) represent a new type, bridging the gap between the earlier types and the square portrait "Praa Ja" type. It is not formally published, but Mitchiner 383 may be another example. Maheshwari lists two reverse types for Proto Sri Vigra; this would be a third type. 5. Unattributable Pratihar-Pala Supremacy Sri Ri Why it made the top 10: This type is Mitchiner 362, and curiously absent from Maheshwari (Although Maheshwari 1214, attributed as Sri Na may be an example). This is the finest of the two examples in my possession, although I have another three currently tied up in customs. I have never seen the type until about a month ago and likely never will again. 4. Unattributable Pratihara-Pala Supremacy Sri Bho Why it made the top 10: Here we have the converse: This type is Maheshwari 1211-1212 and is not otherwise attested. Importantly, this coin has a different bust types than the two examples in Maheshwari and thus probably constitutes an unpublished type. 3. Earliest Pratiharas? Early anepigraphic Peroz imitation Why it made the top 10 While not objectively rare (Maheshwari has over 100 published in his book) this is the first example of the type that I have seen offered for sale since I started collecting these in 2016. It is an incredibly important piece to the puzzle of how three evolutionary tracks of these coins got started. 2. Gadhaiya derivatives, Earliest "Distinctive nose" Why it made the top 10: A small group of these coins were sold by a random eBay seller in March 2018; I managed to buy all of them except this one which I forgot to add to my watch list and it was snapped up by none other than @Spaniard. It took a while of negotiations, but I was finally able to convince him to trade me for it! This type is of the highest rarity; it is not published in Mitchiner, Deyell, or Maheshwari, and by my reckoning, fewer than 10 are known, of which I now own three. 1. Pratiharas? Extremely schematized "Sri Ma" with Kalasha (flower pot) Why it made the top 10: Although I still lack the more fine style example of this type (Almost won one, but was sniped after placing a $150 bid on a coin that was only at $20), this type is far more rare. It is not published in Mitchiner or Deyell, and is Maheshwari 1433-1434. It is probably the third known example of the type.