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Coin - 1/4 Rupee, Bengal, India, 1793 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 27739

1/4 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, Bengal, India, 1204 AH Year 19 (frozen)
Minted by Calcutta Mint (bead at centre of the 4 dots)
Statement Of Significance:
The 1793 issue was authorised under Regulation XXXV of 1 May 1793. Except on the 1/4 rupee, the hijri year is omitted from the legend, on the 1/4 rupee it was given as 1204 (1789-1790 AD). The mints of Calcutta, Dacca, Murshidabad and Patna were used to strike coins for this issue, all are identicle except for tiny (secret) dots; in this case a dot in the middle of the four beads near the rim at 4 o'clock on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.914 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Bengal
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: British India
DateEra: 1793 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Rupee
Obverse Description: Persian legend beginning with the date 1204
Reverse Description: Short Julus formula (translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19 year)
Edge Description: milled ///
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: East India Company, India, 1793
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1793
References: Pridmore 159
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1975
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800, Krause Publications, Iola, 2007

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