Uncertain gold Kali fanam minted by the British EIC company or the Dutch VOC company in Southern India, ca.1639-late 1700's, India (Herrli #3.11.05)

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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. Uncertain mint (Madras or an unknown mint in Mysore?). 6mm, 0.34 grams. Herrli #3.06 var.; Krause KM #-.

This piece is from the uncertain series of fanams (Herrli #3.11) which combines the elements of the Dutch and English fanams. It is not known who issued these coins (might be the Dutch or the English, or these might have been made by the locals). Rare!