Rare gold fanam minted by the Dutch VOC company in Tuticorin, ca.1658-1795, South-Eastern India (Herrli #3.07.05)

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Degenerate Kali with the Tanjore rosette on the breast / Stylized and angular Ranga Rau, transormed into a decorated geometric design. 6mm, 0.35 grams. Tuticorin mint. Herrli #3.07.01; Krause KM #48 (150$ in XF).

Weakly struck reverse, but the traces of the inscription are still visible.

The Dutch VOC company received the right to strike fanams in Tuticorin from Tanjore. Krause dates these coins to ca.1785-1792. It seems that these coins were struck over a longer period of time, though. The coins are slightly debased, the purity of these coins seems to range from about 14 karats to 18 karats. Rare little coin!