Coin - Star Pagoda, Madras Presidency, India, 1740-1807 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 17037

Star Pagoda, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1740-1807
Minted by Fort St. George (Madras)
Statement Of Significance:
This was the standard pagoda of Madras, referred to as the Madras Current or Star Pagoda from 9 April 1741. This type of coin was made legal tender in New South Wales in November 1800 after a Proclamation by Governor King. Its value in the Colony was set at eight shillings.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 10 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.374 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian proclamation 1800, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1740 - 1807 AD
Denomination: Star Pagoda
Obverse Description: A half figure of swami or Vishnu; beads at sides
Reverse Description: Granulated with large 5 pointed star at centre
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Gold
Issued By: East India Company, India, 1740-1807
Mint: Fort St. George Mint (Madras), India, 1740-1807
References: Pridmore 9
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975, 58 Pages
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800, Krause Publications, Iola, 2007


fançois michell Posted on 30 Mar 2014 7:53 PM
excellent presentation - most interesting . Thank you.

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