1/4 Anna, Issued by India, 1858
East India Company Uniform Coinage
Minted by J. Watt & Co., Birmingham, England
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'.
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'.
Donation from Eric Wodak, 12 1992
Type of item
6.47 g (Weight)
Pridmore 156 KM#463.2
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1980. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 2.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.