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THE COINS



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IIAIDAR ALI AND TIPU SULTAN



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J. R. HENDERSON, CLE., M.B., CM. (Edl\.)

Form,.rI\ Sujinrintcudait^ Madras GovernmiiU Museum.



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SOUTH INDIA

Scale In Miles

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Mints underlined



Mysore

Boandary of Mysore at the height of Tipn's power — — • —

Boandary of Mysore after the Treaty of 1792 —

Boundary of Mysore since 1799



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MINTS OF HAIDAR ALl AND TIPU SULTAN



THE COINS



OF



HAIDAR ALl and TlPlJ SULTAN



BY
J. R. HENDERSON, CLE., M.B., CM. (EdIN.)

For:mrly Superintendent, Madras Government Museum.



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PRE FACE.



THIS account of the coins of Haidar Ali and TipQ
Sultan is largely based on the collection of the
Madras Government Museum, which, so far at least as the
copper issues are concerned, is probably one of the most
complete in existence. I have, however, also taken other
sources into account, such as the works of previous writers,
the large collections of the British Museum, London, and
the Mysore Government Museum at Bangalore, as well as
private collections. I regret that the notes which I took on
the occasion of my visits to the two institutions just referred
to are not as complete as I could have wished, and I have
not been able to revisit these collections in recent years.
The letter M following the number of a coin indicates that
it is represented in the collection of the Madras Museum.

In cataloguing the somewhat complicated issues of Tipu
Sultan, I am convinced that, if confusion is to be avoided,
the only safe course is to arrange the coins according to
mints. In leaving the size of the coins to be inferred from
the plates, and making comparatively little reference to
their weight, I have perhaps laid myself open to adverse
criticism ; but as most of the coins were roughly s


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