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Hyderabad Paisa (Dub)

Started by Rangnath, April 22, 2008, 01:06:03 AM

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Rangnath

Where, oh where, is this coin from?
It weighs 11 grams. I have said that it is square, but at 15 mm X 17 mm, it is more rectangular. 
I tried to locate it in Malwa or Kashmir but can not.
richie

Oesho

It's from Hyderabad, Y#12.

Rangnath

How many hours, days, of looking would I have had trying to locate this coin?  And quite possibly, I would still be as clueless as when I began.  The information on the coin is MINIMAL! Thank you Oesho. 
richie

Rangnath

Oesho,
I notice the word "Dub" has been used as synonymous with "paisa" in the Standard Catalog.  I have not heard of that term before.  Do you have any idea of its origin?
richie

Oesho

#4
The name Dub is derived from the Telugu "Dabbu" used for copper coins of approx. 13.5 g. The name was in use only in south-east India. The British used the term Dub, The Dutch Dabu and the French Dabou. Dubs were produced by Hyderabad, but also by the foreign trading Companies, like the British, Dutch and French. Particular in Machhlipatan there was a large output of Dubs.

Rangnath

What a great explanation. Thank you very much.  I should have guessed that "Dub" and Dabou" were related. 
Richie