BRITISH INDIA, BOMBAY PRESIDENCY: Silver 1/5 rupee (velli fanam or Bombay billy), Malabar issue, SCARCE+CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BOMBAY PRESIDENCY: Silver 1/5 rupee ("velli" fanam or "Bombay billy"), Malabar issue, SCARCE+CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, in the name of Alamgir II
Reverse Legend, including inverted 5
Date 1754-1796
Weight 2.22 gm.
Diameter 12 mm.
Die axis 9 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 295, KM C621, MNI 1744 var
Comments Originally minted in Bombay, the one-fifth rupee ("Bombay Billy") was later minted at Cannanore, as was this coin, even while naming Bombay as the mint. A CHOICE specimen of a SCARCE type.
Price SKU: M0742.12
US$ 45.00
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  • CAD 57.94

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