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E-auction 580-531892 - fco_927774 - ILE DE FRANCE (MAURITIUS) V (5) Cash East India Company 1803 Madras

ILE DE FRANCE (MAURITIUS) V (5) Cash East India Company 1803 Madras VF
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Estimate : 15 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 27 May 2024 16:37:20
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : V (5) Cash East India Company
Date: 1803
Mint name / Town : Madras
Quantity minted : -
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,94 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : EAST INDIA COMPANY // 1803.
Obverse description : écu surmonté d’un casque encadré par deux lions.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE EN CARACTÈRES ARABES) / V CASH.
Reverse description : dans le champ.

Commentary


En 1803, les corsaires français opérant depuis l’Île de France récupèrent d’importantes quantités de monnaies de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales anglais (East India Company). En 1810, le gouverneur Decaen autorise la mise en circulation de ces monnaies. La monnaie de 20 Cash vaut alors 3 sous.

Historical background


ILE DE FRANCE (MAURITIUS)

(1715-1810)

The French seized Mauritius in 1715 and it was given the name Île de France. The Compagnie des Indes settled in Port Louis in 1720. In 1810, an English fleet of 70 ships carrying 10,000 soldiers landed on the island. The energetic Governor Decaen is forced to surrender. The island was occupied by the English and became an English colony after the Treaties of Paris in 1814 and 1815.

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