Madras Presidency

         In 1611 A D East India Company established their first factory at Mussilipattanam in south India. In 1639 A D. E I C obtained permission to establish a factory at Chinnapattanam or Fort St. George from Raja of Chandrageri. This region come to be known as Madras Presidency. English company got the permission to mint coins in 1742 AD in Arcot. But the actual minting of the coins started in 1758 AD.


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