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Cash from the Midlands...going to the East (but the word "cash" came from the east to the west)
20 and 10 cash pieces (obverse)
20 cash (left) and 10 cash pieces (obverse) showing the arms of the East India Company
Coins recovered from the wreck of the Admiral Gardner They were minted at the Soho Works, Birmingham, by Matthew Boulton, a 19th century entrepreneur
10 cash piece (reverse)
10 cash piece (reverse) showing its value
The word "cash" is derived from the Tamil word Kasu, meaning 'a coin' History of the coinage
20 cash piece (reverse)
20 cash piece (reverse) showing its value
The inscription above the cash is in Urdu
Photographs Andrea Cordani 1998. All rights reserved.