Silver rupee of the Bombay Presidency, from Murshidabad, 1793-7

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Silver rupee of the Bombay Presidency, from Murshidabad, 1793-7

This silver rupee coin was minted in India between 1793 and 1797, during the reign of King George III of England (1760-1820). It was minted at Murshidabad in Bengal. Murshidabad had been under British control, via puppet rulers, since 1757 when Robert Clive had defeated Sultan Siraj-ud-Doula at Plassey. It thus became part of the British government in India known as the Bombay Presidency, which had expanded from the seventeenth-century trading posts of the British East India Company. The coin bears legends in Persian script on either side.


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