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Live auction - fwo_500702 - INDIA - BRITISH INDIA - MADRAS PRESIDENCY Quart de Pagode 1808 Madras

INDIA - BRITISH INDIA - MADRAS PRESIDENCY Quart de Pagode 1808 Madras XF
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 18:06:09
Type : Quart de Pagode
Date: 1808
Mint name / Town : Madras
Quantity minted : 7092000
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,47 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Coups sur la tranche à 11 heures à l’avers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : QUARTER PAGODA.
Obverse description : Pagode entourée de dix-huit étoiles.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE TAMUL).
Reverse description : La divinité Vishnu dans un cercle sous une étoile.

Historical background


BRITISH INDIA - PRESIDENCY OF MADRAS

(XIX)

Madras was founded in 1639 and Fort St. George on the coast in 1641. The workshop was first installed in the fort. In 1742 the East India Company obtained the right to make rupees. The pagoda was worth between 36 and 45 fannams or 3.5 rupees.

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