iii) Coins of the Bengal and Bombay Presidencies.
iv) Coins of the Mughals, Nayaks,Travancore State and Mysore State.
Coins of the Madras Presidency:
A plaque showing the coins issued by the Madras Presidency, through the Mint at Fort St. George.
Design of the "Single Swami" Pagoda (or one God Pagoda) issued from 1740 to 1807 by the Madras Presidency.
Obverse of a "Single Swami Pagoda" issued by the Madras Presidency.
Reverse of the "Single Swami" Pagoda shown above.
Obverse of another "Single Swami" Pagoda.
Design of the "Three Swami" Pagoda (or three Gods Pagoda) issued from 1740 to 1807 and the "Star Pagoda", also issued during the same period.
Obverse of a "three Swami " Pagoda issued by the Madras Presidency.
A Two Pagoda coin issued by the Madras Presidency.
Design of the Half Pagoda issued around 1808 A.D.
Obverse of a Half Pagoda coin.
The other face of the Half Pagoda coin.
Design of the Quarter Pagoda issued around 1807 A.D.
One face of a Half Pagoda coin.
Designs of the Five Fanam issued around 1808 and Double Fanam issued around 1692 at the Madras Mint.
A Five fanam coin issued by the Madras Presidency.
Another Five Fanam coin exhibiting a variation in Design.
A Five Fanam coin showing a third variation in design.
Designs of the Double Fanam issued around 1808.
A double Fanam coin issued by the Madras Presidency.
Coins of the Arcot (Arkat Nawabs):
Silver coins showing the "Crescent moon" mint mark.
Smaller denomination coins of the Arcot Nawabs.
Coins of the Bengal and Bombay Presidencies:
Half anna:(minted by the Bengal Presidency): Copper, with the value mentioned in English, Bengali "Ordho Anna"meaning half anna (on the obverse) and Persian and Devnagri on the reverse). These were all languages spoken at various locations within the Administrative Jurisdiction of the Presidency of Bengal.
The language inscribed on some of the other coins is Persian on the face with other languages (English, Bengali, Hindi being used on the reverse as per usage).
An error coin of Empress Victoria, on which the lettering and portrait of the Empress is a mirror image of correctly struck coins.
The two faces of the error coin of Empress Victoria.
A chart showing the coins of Tippu Sultan. The coins issued during his reign included Rupee, Paisa, 1/2 Paise and 1/4 Paise.
A chart showing coins of the Nayaks of Tamil Nadu, coins of Travancore State (1/4 rupee, Chuckram, 1/2 Chuckram, Eight Cash, Four Cash and Cash) and coins of Mysore State ( 20 Cash, 1/4 Cash and 5 Cash).
A Travancore State Chuckram.
One face of a Chuckram from Travancore State.
Mysore State coin.
Travancore State Four Cash.
(The following three coin scans from Travancore State are from the coin collection of Ajit George):
The two faces of five Chuckrams in Ajit's collection.
An Eight Cash coin from Travancore State in Ajit's collection.
The other face of the Eight Cash coin.
A map showing important Mints in India at various points of time. The map includes Mughal Mints, Emglish Mints, Danish Mints, French Mints, Portuguese Mints, Mints of Tipu Sultan and Government of India Mints.
i)The advent and early days of the East India Company in India and the History of Fort St. George at Madras (Chennai) ii) British Raj Medals, Porcelain of East India Company and the Nawabs of Arcot, and selected other memorabilia. (Please click on the link below):
iii) For Ancient coin minting Moulds,ancient Chinese, Indian and Islamic coins at Shanghai Museum, please click on the undernoted link: