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India, East India Company, Madras Presidency, gold Star Pagoda (1740-1807), Vishnu, rev. star, 3.4g (KM 303).

With a Certificate of Authenticity from divers B Clark and T Gericke, signed by Peter Bowles, that this coin was recovered from the wreck of the Birkenhead, together with a certificate signed by Peter Bowles of P & G Coins, South Africa, confirming provenance from the shipwreck. HMS Birkenhead was an ironclad troopship which foundered on an uncharted rock near Danger Point in the Western Cape. Her sinking was famous for the manner in which the troops remained calmly on deck as she sank, having allowed the women and children onto the available lifeboats first.

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India, East India Company, Madras Presidency, gold Star

Estimate £150 - £200Jul 30, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Alison Jakeway
Silver, Coins & Medals
Augusta House
19 Augusta Street
Birmingham, B18 6JA
United Kingdom
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