1/4 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, Bengal, India, 1204 AH Year 19 (frozen)
Minted by Calcutta Mint (bead at centre of the 4 dots)
Persian legend beginning with the date 1204
Short Julus formula (translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19 year)
The 1793 issue was authorised under Regulation XXXV of 1 May 1793. Except on the 1/4 rupee, the hijri year is omitted from the legend, on the 1/4 rupee it was given as 1204 (1789-1790 AD). The mints of Calcutta, Dacca, Murshidabad and Patna were used to strike coins for this issue, all are identicle except for tiny (secret) dots; in this case a dot in the middle of the four beads near the rim at 4 o'clock on the reverse.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
2.914 g (Weight)
Pridmore 159 KM#96
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1975. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 1.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2007. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800.