Two unique colonial pagoda coins

Started by gsrctr, March 03, 2019, 06:00:03 AM

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I have in my collection two very unique Single Swami pagoda/varaha coins. The two are quite similar, but I believe the first is from Dutch Negapatnam. It could also probably the famous BEIC Iskat pagoda when Captain Scott captured Negapatnam.

The second has very distinct characteristics of being minted by the British (notice how the six dots on either side of the deity are not connected - which is the same as in Star Pagoda). Hope Oesho or Peter can provide some insight.


In his book "The Coins of the English East India Company: Presidency Series. A Catalogue and Pricelist", Paul Stevens lists the following as the Iskat pagoda. The first coin above resembles this one.