(Hind.), anglicé pie, the smallest copper coin of British India = 1/12 of an anna. Originally, in the East India Company’s early experiments for a copper coinage, the pie as its name implies, was the quarter of an anna or pice [cf. paisā]; since the Acts of 1835, 1844 and 1870, however, the pie has been ⅓ of a pice.
Cite this pageAllan, J., “Pāʾī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3589>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936
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