Famine relief token for South India, 1876

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"India, (Victoria), famine relief token, brass ½-Seer, 1876, 19.5 mm., RELIEF ½ SEER TOKEN 1876 around circle, central hole, rev. plain, edge grained (Pr.34), some lustre on obverse, good extremely fine/extremely fine, exceedingly rare. Struck for use during the South Indian famine of 1876. Much rarer than the Bengal One Rupee famine grain token of 1874, which is itself rare."

"The famine in India: natives waiting for relief at Bangalore," from the Illustrated London News, 1877; also *"The famine in India -- Rice bags on the beach at Madras"*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

"Binnamungalum Relief Kitchen," Bangalore, 1877; also: *"Group of children, Binnamungalum Kitchen"* (a very harrowing photo)

Source: ebay, Mar. 2009

Famine relief in the Madras Presidency, a view from The Graphic, 1877; also *"The famine of India -- depot of grain at the railway station, Bellary, Madras Presidency"*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2005

"The Famine in the Madras Presidency," from the Graphic, 1877

Source: ebay, Oct. 2005

"The famine in India -- scenes in the Bellary district, Madras Presidency," from the Illustrated London News, 1877

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

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