Rare gold Kali fanam, British EIC company in Madras (?), c.1639-1700's, India (Herrli #3.06)

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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. Madras or another mint. Herrli #3.06.01ff; Krause KM #-. 

The English settled in Armagon in 1629. In 1639 the English EIC company received the right to strike coins from the Vijayanagar King Venkata III. This particular coin might not come from Madras, but from a smaller EIC mint which has not been identified yet. These coins are slightly debased, the purity of these coins seems to range from about 14 karats to 18 karats. Rare little coin!