Coins of the British Commonwealth - Bombay Presidency.

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Here's another section that will be of interest to collectors of Indian coins.This time,it is about the coins of the Bombay Presidency.

If you do have any coins of the Bombay Presidency in your collection,please feel free to post up some photos.



From Oesho:

To comply with Aiden´s request, herewith a few coins of the Bombay

*Pr.#27 AR Rupee, Ry.5 i.n.o. King William and Queen Mary (Ry.5 =13 Feb.
1693-12 Feb. 1694). Although struck in the name of William and Mary and the
Company, the close similarity of the issues to that of the Mughal coinage
incurred the displeasure of the Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. The coinage was
subsequently suspended. This was the first coinage issued for circulation
bearing a Persian inscription.

*Pr.#83: 1672/1703, Copperoon or pice, A°9°(=1674), insr. MON BOMBAY ANGLIC

*Pr.#195: 1804 Double pice, AE proof, Soho mint, dia 30.7 mm., 12.95 gm.

*Pr.#233, tin double pice, 1741. Obv.: A large crown, GR above, divided by
the orb and cross, BOMB below. A rim border of half loops. Rev.: The company
's motto and date.

*Pr.#276, 1825-1831, AR Surat rupee with privy mark star and crown. Mint:

*Malabar coast, Pr.#299, 1805, AR Velli fanam or 1/5 rupee. Obv. Scales,
T(ellicherry) 1805. Rev. : Zarb Munbai Shah Alam julus. Despite the mint
name Munbai, the coins were struck at Calicut.


Museum quality. Superb. More than that, history in a nutshell again with pictures illustrating the English/British as traders trying to compete, as representatives of a different culture and finally as colonizers who have introduced their own technology. These coins tell their story very eloquently. My day is made.

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