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Coin - 20 Cash, Mysore, India, 1839 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13462

20 Cash coin issued by Maharaja Sir Mummadi Krishnaraja III Wodeyar in the Mysore Princely State, India
Hammered copper coinage struck at the Bangalore mint in 1839 AD
Statement Of Significance:
Although the reverse of the coin states that it was struck at the Mysore mint, that mint had been transferred to Bangalore in 1833 (Major R.P. Jackson "Coin Collecting in Mysore", BNJ, 1908, p.338). Krause, p.656, gives "Type VI Obv. Lion, date below. Struck at the Bangalore subsiduary mint" but does not follow this in the description of this type (KM#C.193.1).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.98 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Mysore
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Princely States
DateEra: 1839 AD
Obverse Description: Crude lion advancing to left, right paw raised, head facing (sometimes called a Sardula Lion); above, legend (Sri chamundi); below, 1839
Reverse Description: At centre a legend in Persian characters (Krishna, struck at Mysore) around, (Mayili Kasu 20) MEILEE XX CASH
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Sir Mummadi Wodeyar, Mysore, India, 1839
References: C#193.1
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 657 Pages
  4. [Article] Jackson, R. P. 1909. Coin Collecting in Mysore. BNJ. 287-340.

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