The PAGODA - A Proclamation Coin

The pagoda was the principal gold coin of Southern India in the late 16th century. Struck by the East India Company, it was a small gold coin which Governor King proclaimed to have a value of 8 shillings. The most famous design was the Star Pagoda, so named for the design appearing on the reverse of the 10 to 11 millimeter diameter coin. Undated, they were struck from 1740 until 1807.
Another Pagoda, also struck throughout the same period, was the Three Swami Pagoda. Slightly larger than the Star Pagoda, it had a diameter of 12 to 14 millimeters and weighed approximately 3.43 grams.

 

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1740 to 1807 - Star Pagoda - Proclaimed at 8 Shillings.

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