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Coin - 1/4 Rupee, East India Company, India, 1840 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27279

1/4 Rupee, Issued by Bengal, India, 1840 (AD)
Mint not recorded
A round silver coin (20 mm). The obverse features a young head of the Quen facing left; around at sides, VICTORIA QUEEN. The reverse has at the centre within an olive wreath, 1/4 RUPEE then a line in Arab script; around, EAST INDIA COMPANY 1840.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: indya
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bengal
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: East India Company Uniform Coinage
DateEra: 1840 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Rupee
Obverse Description: Bare head of the queen facing left; around at sides, 'VICTORIA QUEEN'.
Reverse Description: At the centre within an olive wreath, 1/4 / RUPEE / a line in Persian and Hindi script (Chahar ana; translation: Four Annas); around above, EAST INDIA COMPANY; below, 1840
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: VICTORIA QUEEN
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: India, 1840


Dr. Mohsen Jaafarnia Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:55 PM
The writing line is not in Arab script , it is in Persian script and Persian calligraphy, because:
1-the name of calligraphy is Nastaligh which is created by Iranian (Persian)
2- in Arabic script you can not find any script like " ? " which is original for Persian script which you can see on this coin (???? )
3- the main language of India has been Persian before UK goes there

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