|Dynasty / Name of State||:||French East India Company|
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|Minting Technique||:||Die Struck|
From the humble beginnings in trade, the English and the French Companies were inevitably drawn to the politics of India. When the Mughal central authority weakened, the viceroy of the Deccan proved to be incapable to protect the trade interests of the European Companies. Subsequently the European came to a firm conclusion that in order to protect their interests, they must be prepared to unsheathe their swords occasionally. Steeped in the ideology of Mercantilism, the English and the French Co...Read more
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