Lot 1232 Proclamation Coins
INDIA, East India Company, Madras Presidency, Indian Style Coinage, Hindu System, Gold star pagoda, c.1740-1807, Struck at Madras mint, (3.43 grams), obv. crude half standing figure of a deity, rev. five pointed star within dotted borders, (Pr. 9, KM. 303). Extremely fine, scarce.
The design for this coinage was determined in 1740 and declared the standard pagoda of Madras 9th April 1741. Referred to in the Company's records as the 'Madras current or star pagoda'. This is the coin type that Andrews should have illustrated in his book for Governor King's proclamation of 1800, rather than an 1808 pagoda for Madras that was illustrated.
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INDIA, East India Company, Madras Presidency, Indian Style Coinage, Hindu System, Gold star pagoda, c.1740-1807, ...