1 Pagoda, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1808-1815
Minted by Madras Mint

Obverse Description

At centre a temple tower (gopura) surrounder by stars; around on an buckled garter, PAGODA

Reverse Description

At centre within circle of beads, the Hindu God Vishnu; around on a ribbon with its ends seperated by a star, the denomination in Telugu and Tamil

Edge Description

Milled ///


On 2 February 1808 a proclamation announced the the dumpy form star pagoda was to be replaced by new one and two pagoda pieces struck with flat surfaces like the silver coins introduced in 1807. The new designs were introduced from April 1808 with production continuing until 1816. 1,381,809 of the 1 pagoda denomination were struck during that period.

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