EAST INDIA COMPANY, Awadh, Bareli Mint Coinage, issued under Henry Wellesley, 1801-1807, silver rupee, issued in the name of Shah Alam II (A.H. 1173-1221, A.D. 1759-1806), issue of year 1217 (1802-3), with fixed Regnal Year 37, 'Wa' on reverse, (Pr.-, KM.52.3). Good very fine and very scarce.
The letter 'Wa' on these East India Company issues was reputedly the initial of the surname of the new settlement officer for Bareli Henry Wellesley. The earlier issue, with letter 'He', may have been a less majestic initial of his first name.
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