India (British EIC) Bengal 1793 Gold 1/4 Mohur KM# 10 Extremely Fine
Obverse: Persian script in three lines
Reverse: Persian script in three lines
Diameter: 17.00mm | Weight: 3.02g | Purity: 99.60% | AGW: 0.0967ozt
Strangely enough, this denomination is rarer than the full Mohur from the same year.
The first reaction of the average early Australian merchant to an Indian gold mohur would surely have ranged across the emotional scale from suspicion to alarm; confusion to wonder to calm excitement. So, it is hardly surprising the numismatist of the 21st century reacts in a similar manner to this extravagant and curious coin.
The fact that King listed the mohur in his proclamation indicates that it was at least fleetingly regarded as a trade coin in NSW, and that it must have reached these shores on more than a few occasions.
Those citizens of Sydney Town and elsewhere in Australia most likely to have handled mohurs can be numbered among the wealthiest men in the southern colonies.
Commissioner Bigge reported that there were 21 merchants in New South Wales between 1788 and 1821, as well as 13 mercantile houses.
That a collector today can hold a coin in their hand that could have been used by one or many among this small elite is astounding.
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