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East India Company coin, Madras Presidency
An East India company coin dated 1803, during the Madras Presidency. Bearing the coat of arms of two lions with flags and a shield, surmounted by a helmet, and the motto below: Ausp. Regis & Senat. Anglia (under the auspices of the King and Senate of England). On the other side is a Persian inscription giving the coin's value, and, in English, V (meaning 5) Cash. These coins were used for payment to native workers.
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