Kolhapur rupee C#16

Started by bart, June 19, 2008, 11:12:26 PM

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Today I received some interesting modern Indian Princely States coins.

This Kolhapur rupee was amogst them.



From Richie:
Great coin Bart!

From Oesho:

Kolhapur, Maharaja Shri Chhatrapati Shahu 'new' palace, completed in 1881,
which houses nowadays an extraordinary museum.
The building was designed by Charles Mant, the British architect who
fashioned the Indo-Saracenic style of colonial architecture


Wow, what a sight!
I really ought to go some time to India!


Dear Bart,
You definitely should go there and enjoy the country, the people and its culture and you will sometimes discover interesting thinghs, like a Dutch canon of the VOC of the town of Rotterdam, dated 1639, which is located near the entrance gate of the the above palace. 


That's an exceptionally nice cannon. Most VOC cannons just have the bale mark and a letter for the chamber. The Rotterdam chamber was a minor one. It couldn't raise enough capital (and what was raised came mostly from Dordrecht) and didn't have its own yard until 1632. As the cannon is so nicely decorated, it could be a saluting gun...

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.