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E-auction 381-294275 - ILE DE FRANCE (MAURITIUS) XX (20) Cash East India Company 1803 Madras

ILE DE FRANCE (MAURITIUS) XX (20) Cash East India Company 1803 Madras VF
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Estimate : 10 €
Price : 5 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2020 17:19:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : XX (20) Cash East India Company
Date: 1803
Mint name / Town : Madras
Quantity minted : -
Diameter : 29,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,90 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
coups sur tranche
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) / XX 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 anglaises (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


ISLE OF FRANCE (MAURITIUS)

(1715-1810)

The French took possession of Mauritius in 1715 and received the name of Island of France. The East India Company moved to Port Louis in 1720. In 1810, a British fleet of 70 ships carrying 10,000 troops landed on the island. The energetic governor Decaen is forced to surrender. The island was occupied by the English and became a British colony after the treaty of Paris in 1814 and 1815.

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