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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dutch United East India Company Coins

The history of Dutch coins in India it depicts that in a span of five years no less than sixty five Dutch vessels sailed to Indies. The private companies for trade with the East were formed in many parts of Holland but soon they were amalgamated by the State General into the United East India Company. The Company obtained in India a factory at Pulicat in 1609 and in 1616 they established themselves at Surat. Between 1661 and 1664 hey wrested from the Portuguese all their settlements on the pepper bearing coast of Malabar. By 1664, they possessed factories at Masulipattam and other places on the Coromandal coast at Hoogly, Cossimbazar and Dacca in Bengal, at Patna in Bihar, and at Surat, Ahmedabad and Agra in northern India, besides the seven stations in Malabar. Thus the Dutch had obtained a stronghold over Indian trade as far as the European market was concerned.

An extensive series of coins were struck for general circulation in the east by the Dutch East India Company at mints in their homeland itself. The provincial mints of Holland, Utrecht, Zeeland, Gelderland and Overysesel issued `Ducatoons` and these coins were popularly known as `silver riders`. The obverse side of the coins bore a cuirassier on horseback and the provincial monogram below with an inscription. The coins of the other provincial mints had the names of the State-General supported by two lions and below it there was the monogram `VOC` in an ornamental frame that represent the Company. Above the crown of the arm the date was etched and this side also includes an inscription.

Apart from issuing `Ducatoons`, three `Guilder`, one `Guilder` and half `Guilder` in silver were issued by four of the provinces. These coins were issued for the use of the Company. These coins contained the standing Pallas (later known as Neerlandia), the date and an inscription. The other side of the coin bore the arms of the State-General, the value, the monogram of the Company and an inscription followed by the name of the issuing province in an abbreviated form. In 1726, copper `Doits` were also issued for the company and half `Doits` in 1749.these coins contained the crowned shield of the issuing province on one side and the `VOC` monogram of the company on the other. In India these coins were current on the Coromandal coast and in Cochin.

DUTCH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY 1/2 DUIT YEAR 1752 TYPE-1

DUTCH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY 1/2 DUIT YEAR 1752 TYPE-2

DUTCH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY 1/2 DUIT YEAR 1753 TYPE-1

DUTCH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY 1/2 DUIT YEAR 1753 TYPE-2

DUTCH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY 1/2 DUIT YEAR 1754

DUTCH UNITED EAST INDIA COMPANY 1/2 DUIT YEAR 1755

DUTCH OCCUPATION - SWAMY PAGODA YEAR - 1642

Portuguese India Bank Notes & Coins



Portuguese Bank Notes



Indo-Portuguese 30 Escudos Observe


Indo-Portuguese 30 Escudos Reverse


Indo-Portuguese-1 Rupia-1924 Observe


Indo-Portuguese-1 Rupia-1924 Reverse


Indo-Portuguese-5 Rupia -Observe-1945 Observe


Indo-Portuguese-5 Rupia -Observe-1945 Reverse
Indo-Portuguese 10 Rupias Observe


Indo-Portuguese 10 Rupias Reverse


Indo-Portuguese 20 Rupias Observe


Indo-Portuguese 20 Rupias Reverse


Indo-Portuguese-50 Rupias - Observe


Indo-Portuguese-50 Rupias - Reverse


Indo-Portuguese-50 Rupias - Observe


Indo-Portuguese-50 Rupia - Reverse


Indo-Portuguese- 60 Escudos-1959 Observe


Indo-Portuguese- 60 Escudos-1959 Reverse
Indo-Portuguese-100 Rupia - Observe


Indo-Portuguese-100 Rupia - Reverse



Indo-Portuguese- 600 Escudos-1959 Observe


Indo-Portuguese- 600 Escudos-1959 Reverse




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Euro Countries

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03. Cyprus       
04. Finland
05. France       
06. Germany
07. Greece       
08. Ireland
09. Italy       
10. Luxembourg
11. Malta       
12. Netherlands
13. Portugal   
14. Slovakia
15. Slovenia   
16. Spain

Fake Indian Bank Notes Serial Numbers

Careful for the following serial number Indian Bank Notes - Check more than one time
 
1000 Rupees

2AQ, 8AC




500 Rupees

6AB, 6BL, 6CW, 6AV, 7BK, 7CA, 8BS, 8BD, 8DD, 8BG, 9AN, 9AR, 9BK, 9CN, 9PN

French India Bank Notes

French India-1 Roupie-1923 Observe

French India-1 Roupie-1923 Reverse

French India-1 Roupie-1938 Observe

French India-1 Roupie-1938 Reverse

French India-5 Roupies-(1937) Observe

French India-5 Roupies-(1937) Reverse

French India-5Roupies-(1937) Observe

French India-5 Roupies -(1937) Reverse

French India-50 Roupies -(1936) Observe


French India-50 Roupies -(1936) Reverse


 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vijayanagara Coins 02

COINS LIST OF VIJAYANAGAR KINGS


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Vira Harihara I (1336-1354)

Obverse:- Veera Anjaneya to Right


Reverse:- Sri Vikrama (Nagari)
Obverse:- Veera Anjaneya to Right


Reverse:- Sri Vikrama (Nagari)
Obverse:- Sardhula (Mythical Lion) to Left


Reverse:- Two lines Hari Hara (Kannada)

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Bukka Raya I (1354-1377)
Obverse:- Crude figure of Veera Anjaneya

Reverse:- Veera Bukkaraya (Kannada)

Obverse:- Veera Anjaneya to Right

Reverse:- Sri Veera Bhupathiraya (Nagari)

Obverse:- Nandi couchant to Left

Reverse:- Letter "BU" (Kannada)

Obverse:- Veera Anjaneya, head turned towards Right

Reverse:- Letter "BU"(Kannada)
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Vira Harihara II (1376-1404)
Observe:- Uma Maheswara sitting, damaru in right hand, moon above

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Harihara in three lines(Nagari)

Obverse:- Lakshmi Narasimha sitting

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Harihara in three lines (Nagari)

Obverse:- Lord Ganesha Sitting

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Harihara in three lines (Nagri)

Obverse:- Saraswathi Brahma

Reverse:- Pratapa Harihara

Obverse:- Sri Lakshmi Narayana

Reverse:- Pratapa Harihara

Obverse:- Nagari letter Ha followed by Kannada numeral 2 and two vertical strokes

Reverse:- A sword to left and two-line Nagari legend with rule between the lines Ha ri ha ra.

Obverse:- Nandi to Right

Reverse:- Sun and moon, Pratapa Harihara in two lines (Nagari)

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Bukkaraya II (1405-1406)
Obverse:- Standing Hanuman with Anjali mudra

Reverse:- Pratapa Bukka two lines (Nagari)?


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Devaraya I (1406-1422)

Obverse:- Sun and moon, Nandi to Right standing

Reverse:- Sri Neelakanta (Nagari)

Obverse:- Standing Nandi to right crescent above.

Reverse:- Sri Neelakanda, three lines (Nagari).

Obverse:- Nandi to left

Reverse:- Sword in the middle around the letters Sri Devaraya (Kannada).

Obverse:- Nandi to right

Reverse:- Legend not clear can be read as Sri Neelakanda.

Obverse:- Sun and moon above Nandi to Right

Reverse:- Sri Neelakanta
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Bukkaraya III (1422-1423)


Obverse:- Elephant to right

Reverse:- Three lines (Kannada) can be read as Sri Bukkaraya

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Devaraya II (1423-1446)

Obverse:- Uma Maheswara sitting, damuru in right hand.

Reverse:- Sri Pratapadevaraya (Nagari) three lines.

Obverse:- Uma Maheswara sitting

Reverse:- Sri Pratapadevaraya (Nagari) three lines

Obverse:- Elephant to right

Reverse:- Sword to left and Devaraya two lines (Nagari)

















































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Mallikarjunaraya (1447-1465)

Obverse:- Female deity in Padmasana pose holding two flowers in both hands within a circle of dots. Bottom Pampa in three letters.

Reverse:- Mallikarjuna (Nagari three lines).
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Krishnadevaraya (1509-1530)



































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Achutadevaraya (1530-1542)

Obverse:- Gandaberunda- a mythological bird. A double-headed eagle carrying two elephants in its two beaks and two elephants in its two claws.

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Achuta Raya (Nagari) three lines

Obverse:- Gandabherunda.

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Achuta Raya (Nagari) three lines

Obverse:- Gandabherunda

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Achuta Raya (Nagari) three lines

Obverse:- Gandaberunda

Reverse:- Sri Pratapa Achuta Raya (Nagari) two lines

Obverse:- Gandaberunda

Reverse:- Pratapa Achuta (Nagari).

Obverse:- Gandaberunda

Reverse:- Pratapa Achuta (Nagari).

Obverse:- Gandaberunda

Reverse:- Pratapa Achuta (Nagari).

Obverse:- Urdhva Pundram (Tirunamam)

Reverse:- Achuta (Kannada).


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Venkatadevaraya I (1541-1543)

Obverse:- Uma-Maheswara

Reverse:- Venkata (Kannada).
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Virasadasivaraya (1543-1568)

Obverse:- Lakshmi Narayana with Sanku Chakra

Reverse:- Sri Sadasivaraya (Nagari)

Obverse:- Lakshmi Narayana with Sanku and Chakra

Reverse:- Sri Sadasivaraya (Nagari)

Obverse:- Lord Siva with Parvathi, and Ganga flowing from Lord Siva's head.

Reverse:- Sadasiva (Nagari).

Obverse:- Garuda to left.

Reverse:- Sri Sada (Nagari)

Obverse:- Elephant to left

Reverse:- Sada Siva (Nagari).
Obverse:- Elephant to left.

Reverse:- Sada.

Obverse:- Prancing horse to left.

Reverse:- Sada Sivaraya (Nagari).

Obverse:- Galloping horse to left.

Reverse:- Siva visible (Nagari).

Obverse:- Galloping horse to left.

Reverse:- Sadasiva (Nagari).

Obverse:- Divine couple.

Reverse:- Sri Sada Sivaraya (Nagari).

Obverse:- With umberella horse to left.

Reverse:- Legend not clear.

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Tirumalaraya (1568-1572)











































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Sriranga I (1572-1586)

Obverse:- A royal standing figure holding a sword, tuft of hair on the crown

Reverse:- Varaha to right.

Obverse:- Face of God Narasimha

Reverse:- Sri Ranga in three letters (Telugu).

Obverse:- Urdhva Pundram (Tirunamam), Sanku and Chakra

Reverse:- Sri Ranga (Nagari)

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Venkatadevaraya II (1586-1614)

Obverse:- Venkateswara holding Sanku and Chakra in hands.

Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada)

Obverse:- Venugopala playing on flute, two cows either side.

Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada)

Obverse:- Sri Venkateswara and Two lamps on either side.
Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada)

Obverse:- Standing deity, a flag on the right side.

Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada)

Obverse:- Lamp to left, Standing deity, flag on the right.

Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada)

Obverse:- Standing deity.

Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada) in two lines.

Obverse:- Dancing Krishna.

Reverse:- Venkatapa (Kannada) in two lines.

Obverse:- Lord Venkateswera with Sridevi and Bhudevi.

Reverse:- Venkatapa in kannada (in two lines)

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Sriranga II (1614-1615)

Obverse:- Couchant Nandi to right, with Sun & Moon above.

Reverse:- Chekarayalu two lines (Kannada).

Obverse:- Couchant Nandi to Right.

Reverse:- Chekarayalu two lines (Kannada).
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Ramadevaraya

Obverse:- Standing figure.

Reverse:- Sri Ramadevara (Kannada).

Obverse:- Under Makara Thorana, Lord Venkateswara.

Reverse:- Ramadevara (Kannada)?

Obverse:- Squatting Lion

Reverse:- Sword in the middle Moon & Sun above letters Ra & Ma (Nagari) placed on the either side of the sword.

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Venkatadevaraya III (1633-1646)

Obverse:- Lord Venkateswara with Sridevi and Bhudevi.

Reverse:- Blank
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Sriranga III (1642-1672)

Obverse:- Venkateswara with Sanku and Chakra

Reverse:- Sri Venkatesvarayanamah (Nagari).

Obverse:- Vishnu standing.

Reverse:- Sri Ranga (Kannada).