1/4 Anna, Issued by India, 1858
East India Company Uniform Coinage
Minted by J. Watt & Co., Birmingham, England

Obverse Description

East India Company arms, a shield quartyered with eschutcheon of France and England in the first quarter; crest of a lion rampant guardant holding between his forepaws the imperial crown proper; with supporters two lions rampant guardant each supporting a banner charged with a cross; below on a ribbon the motto, 'AUSP REGIS ET SEN. ANGLIAE' (translation: under the auspices of the king and senate of England); above ribbon, '1858'.

Reverse Description

At the centre within laurel wreath, 'ONE / QUARTER / ANNA'; Persian legend between single leaf ends of wreath (yek pai; translation: one pice); around above, 'EAST INDIA COMPANY'.

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