This is a rare copper coin issued by the monarch of Mysore state Krishnaraja Wodeyar. On the obverse is inscribed the official emblem of the elephant executed in intricate detail, with two lines of inscriptions on top. The line on the top has the word “Shri” inscribed between the sun and the moon. The reverse has four rows of inscriptions – on the first three rows are the words “Krishna, Maili kasu ippaththu” in Kanarese script and the last row has ” XX Cash” (20 Cash) in English.
TitleKrishnaraja Wodeyar, Copper, 20 Cash, type IV
Period1810-1868 C.E. (AH 1225-1285)
ObverseA caparisoned elephant with Kanarese numeral one.
ReverseKanarese and English legend specifying denomination.