Please help me to identify this India (?) coin

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Copper Size mm. 30  Weight g. 8,45
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British India - Bengal Presidency.
1 Pice
Several variants exist
1796 - 1827
Above link may help



Another alternative is Valentine's Copper Coins of India, page 71. This is a pretty old book, but it is still useful, in particular because it gives translations of the legends. See also here.

I just secured a scan of this book. I will add it to the bookshelf as soon as possible.

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


Reverse reads "Ek pai sikka" in Bengali, Urdu / Persian & Gujarati (?). Literally translated in to English means One Pai Stamp / Coin.
The Obverse reads (top to bottom) Shah (He of Shah forms the divider) Alam Badshah (He of Shah forms the divider) Julus 37 Sanah (lower divider).

Struck without mint name.

"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"