Degenerated Kali / Stylized boar. No inscriptions. 7mm, 0.38 grams. Travancore Kingdom mint or another mint on the Malabar coast. Krause C#1; Herrli #1.20.30. SKU T557-52391
This type was issued in the Kingdom of Travancore in South India. Herrli states that tese fanams were minted during the reign of Raja Bala Rama Varma III (1813-1846) and probably for some time after, until c.1860. These coins probably represent a very debased form of a normal gold fanam, since many of these coins show a 4 to 6 karat gold content.