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Madras Presidency

Gold Coins

                                             DESCRIPTION - TWO PAGODAS

* 1808-1815 AD
* Metal: Gold
* Weight: 5.94gms 
* Diameter: 20.5mm



 

* Obv: Temple Gopuram with stars on the sides, Two pagodas in English and Persian.
* Rev: Vishnu God surrounded by dots. Star on top on Vishnu God. Value (Two pagoda) in Telgu & Tamil around the flan of the coin.
* Edge:
Oblique milling or Grained 

VARIETIES - TWO PAGODAS

* 9 star variety 
* KM #                        * P # 146

* 7 star variety 
* KM #                        * P # 147

                                                

DESCRIPTION - PAGODA

* 1808-1815 AD
* Metal: Gold
* Weight: 2.97gms 
* Diameter: 17.4mm



 

* Obv: Temple Gopuram with stars on the sides, Pagodas in English and Persian.
* Rev: Vishnu God surrounded by dots. Star on top on Vishnu God. Value (Pagoda) in Telgu & Tamil around the flan of the coin.
* Edge:
Oblique milling or Grained 

VARIETIES - PAGODA

* Tip of pagoda under letter O 
* KM #                        * P # 148

* Tip of pagoda under letter O D 
* KM #                        * P # 149

* Tip of pagoda under letter D 
* KM #                        * P # 150

 

This list was prepared by Dr. Jinadatha

Madras Presidency

Silver Coins - 1807 First Issue

                                             DESCRIPTION - HALF PAGODA

* 1807 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 21.17gms 
* Diameter: 36.5mm



 

* Obv: Temple Gopuram with stars on the sides. Value half pagoda in English and Persian around the flan. A star on the tip of the temple gopuram.
* Rev: Vishnu God surrounded by dots. Value (half pagoda) in Telgu & Tamil around the flan of the coin.
* Edge:
Oblique milling or Grained 

VARIETIES - HALF PAGODA

* 12 star each side 
* KM #                        * P # 151

* 14 star each side 
* KM #                        * P # 152

* 15 star each side 
* KM #                        * P # 153

* 18 star each side 
* KM #                        * P # 154

                                          

 DESCRIPTION - QUARTER PAGODA

* 1807 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 10.58gms 
* Diameter: 27.2mm



 

* Obv: Temple Gopuram with stars on the sides. Value quarter pagoda in English and Persian around the flan. A star on the tip of the temple gopuram.
* Rev: Vishnu God surrounded by dots. Value (quarter pagoda) in Telgu & Tamil around the flan of the coin.
* Edge: Oblique milling or Grained

VARIETIES - QUARTER PAGODA

* 9 stars each side 
* KM #                        * P # 155

* 13/1/13 stars 
* KM #                        * P # 156

 
                                            DESCRIPTION - FIVE FANAMS

* 1807 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 4.65gms
* Diameter: 17.3mm


 

* Obv: Value (five fanams) in Persian in the center of the coin. Value in English around the flan.
* Rev: Value (five fanams) in Telgu in the center  & Tamil around the flan of the coin.
* Edge: Oblique milling or Grained

 NO VARIETIES - FIVE FANAMS
 
                                            DESCRIPTION - DOUBLE FANAMS

* 1807 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 1.85gms 
* Diameter: 12.5mm


 

* Obv: Value (double fanams) in Persian in the center of the coin. Value in English around the flan.
* Rev: Value (double fanams) in Telgu in the center  & Tamil around the flan of the coin.
* Edge: Plain

VARIETIES - DOUBLE FANAMS

* O: Centre circle, R: No Center circle 
* KM #                        * P # 160

* O: No Centre circle, R: No Center circle 
* KM #                        * P # 161

* O: Centre circle, R: Center circle with 4 dots 
* KM #                        * P # 162

* O: Centre circle, R: Center circle with 1 dot 
* KM #                        * P # 163

* O: No Centre circle, R: Center circle 
* KM #                        * P # 164

* R: In Tamil E rondu fanam 
* KM #                        * P # Not listed

 
                                                   DESCRIPTION - FANAM

* 1807 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 0.92gms 
* Diameter: 10.0mm

 

* Obv: Value (fanam) in English around the flan. Star between 'F' & 'M' of fanam.
* Rev: Star in the centre of the coin. Value in Tamil & Telgu around the flan.
* Edge: Plain

VARIETIES - FANAM

* O: Centre circle, R: Center circle 
* KM #                        * P # 166
 

* O: No Centre circle, R: Center circle with crossed branches below the star
* KM #                        * P # 167

* O: No Centre circle, R: Center circle with no crossed branches below the star
* KM #                        * P # 168

 

This list was prepared by Dr. Jinadatha

Madras Presidency

Silver Coins - 1808 - 1812 Second Issue

                                             DESCRIPTION - HALF PAGODA

* 1808 - 1812 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 21.17gms 
* Diameter: 35.5mm




 

* Obv: Temple Gopuram with stars on the sides. Value half pagoda in English and Persian around the flan. A buckled garter encircling the central design.
* Rev: Vishnu God surrounded by dots. Value (half pagoda) in Telgu & Tamil around the flan of the coin. A star on top of Vishnu God.
* Edge:
Oblique milling or Grained 

VARIETIES - HALF PAGODA

* Large English letters 
* KM #                        * P # 169

* Mis-spelt PAGODA as PGODA
* KM #                        * P # 170

* Small English letters 
* KM #                        * P # 171

* No stop 
* KM #                        * P # 171

* Center and end stop 
* KM #                        * P # 172

 

                                          

 DESCRIPTION - QUARTER PAGODA

* 1808 - 1812 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 10.58gms 
* Diameter: 25.5mm





 

* Obv: Temple Gopuram with stars on the sides. Value quarter pagoda in English and Persian around the flan. A buckled garter encircling the central design.
* Rev: Vishnu God surrounded by dots. Value (quarter pagoda) in Telgu & Tamil around the flan of the coin. A star on top of Vishnu God.
* Edge: Oblique milling or Grained

VARIETIES - QUARTER PAGODA

* No stops buckle partly filled 
* KM #                        * P # 173

* End stop buckle empty 
* KM #                        * P # 174

* End stop square end to buckle
* KM #                        * P # 175

* center and end stop buckle partly filled 
* KM #                        * P # 176

* center and end stop buckle partly empty 
* KM #                        * P # 177

* Mis spelt as PaPagoda 
* KM #                      * P # unlisted
 

 
                                            DESCRIPTION - FIVE FANAMS

* 1808 - 1812 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 4.65gms
* Diameter: 21-22mm



 

* Obv: Value (five fanams) in Persian in the center of the coin. Value in English around the flan.
* Rev: Value (five fanams) in Telgu in the center  & Tamil around the flan of the coin. A star on top of Telgu inscription.
* Edge: Oblique milling or Grained

 VARIETIES - FIVE FANAMS

* No stops Square buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 178

* No stops oval buckle
* KM #                        * P # 179

* No stops buckle partly filled
* KM #                        * P # 180

* No stops buckle no cross tongue
* KM #                        * P # 181

* No stops buckle formed with dots 
* KM #                        * P # 181A

* Center stop buckle empty 
* KM #                      * P # 182

* Center stop square buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 183

* Center stop buckle formed with dots 
* KM #                      * P # 183A

 
                                            DESCRIPTION - DOUBLE FANAMS

* 1808 - 1812 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 1.85gms 
* Diameter: 15 - 16mm



 

* Obv: Value (double fanams) in Persian in the center of the coin. Value in English around the flan.
* Rev: Value (double fanams) in Telgu in the center  & Tamil around the flan of the coin. A star on top of Telgu inscription.
* Edge: Oblique milling or Grained

VARIETIES - DOUBLE FANAMS

*Square buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 184

* Oblong buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 185

* Partly filled buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 186

* Buckle formed with dots 
* KM #                        * P # 187

 
                                                   DESCRIPTION - FANAM

* 1808 - 1812 AD
* Metal: Silver
* Weight: 0.92gms 
* Diameter: 11 - 11.5mm

 

* Obv: Value (fanam) in English around the flan.
* Rev: Star above the central Telgu inscription. Value in Tamil around the flan. Value in Telgu in center of flan.
* Edge: Oblique milling or Grained

VARIETIES - FANAM

*Shaped buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 188

*Plain buckle 
* KM #                        * P # 189

This list was prepared by Dr. Jinadatha

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Gold coins :

Two Pagodas

Obverse

Reverse
Pagoda

Obverse

Reverse
 




















Silver coins : 1st Issue

Half Pagoda: 1st Issue

Obverse

Reverse
Quarter Pagoda: 1st Issue  

Obverse

Reverse
Five Fanams: 1st Issue

Obverse

Reverse
Double Fanams: 1st Issue     With Circle

Obverse

Reverse
Double Fanams: : 1st Issue Without Circle

Obverse

Reverse
Fanam: 1st Issue

Obverse

Reverse
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Silver Coins : 2nd Issue
 

Half Pagoda: 2nd Issue

Obverse

Reverse
Quarter Pagoda: 2nd Issue P#173  

Obverse

Reverse
Quarter Pagoda: 2nd Issue P#176 

Obverse

Reverse
Quarter Pagoda: 2nd Issue unlisted  

Obverse

Reverse
Five Fanams: 2nd Issue - No stop sqaure buckle.

Obverse

Reverse
Double Fanams: 2nd Issue -unlisted variety (no buckle)

Obverse

Reverse
Double Fanams: 2nd Issue - oblong buckle  

Obverse

Reverse
Double Fanams: 2nd Issue - Square buckle 

Obverse

Reverse
Fanam: 2nd Issue- shaped buckle 

Obverse

Reverse
 
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