The East India Company's history in bullion began in the 17th century when a cooperation with Moses Mocatta led to the transportation of gold across of the seas.
In 1697, EIC ships brought gold from Brazil to London in the first gold rush.
The volumes of this precious 'yellow metal' transported created a need for the Bank of England to create a purpose built vault.
It was to become the beginning of the rise of London as one of the world's leading bullion markets.
Today bullion remains at the very heart of The East India Company.