Rupee

Obverse- Head of the king facing right surrounded by divided legend: WILLIAM IIII KING, all within a raised toothed border.
Reverse- Value in English and Persian: One Rupee. Legend is EAST INDIA COMPANY 1835, all within a raised toothed rim.

Historical period(s)
East India Company, 1835
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
H x Diam: 0.2 × 3 cm (1/16 × 1 3/16 in)
Geography
India, Bombay
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.757.21
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Exchange Media, Metalwork
Type

Coin

Keywords
East India Company (1757-1858), India
Provenance

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired in 1907 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] No purchase information is available for this object. See Reserved List, R. 5261, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession File, Collections Management Office.

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Obverse- Head of the king facing right surrounded by divided legend: WILLIAM IIII KING, all within a raised toothed border.
Reverse- Value in English and Persian: One Rupee. Legend is EAST INDIA COMPANY 1835, all within a raised toothed rim.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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