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High quality heavy gold fanam, unknown mint, extreme South India or Sri Lanka, ca.15th-16th century

High quality heavy gold fanam, unknown mint, extreme South India or Sri Lanka, ca.15th-16th century

Very stylized images of Lion / Boar. 8mm, 0.41 grams. Unknown mint in the extreme South India or in Sri Lanka. Hans Harrli "Gold Fanams"  #1.31.

These Vira Raya type fanams are found generally in the extreme South India and in Sri Lanka. The location of the mint where these were struck is unknown, but it is likely that they were struck on the mainland and imported to Sri Lanka through trade. This coin comes from a very early heavy issue, weighing 0.40+ grams instead of the normal 0.32-0.34 grams.

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