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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => Other European Influences => Topic started by: Quant.Geek on June 29, 2013, 08:27:58 PM

Title: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-117, KM#75)
Post by: Quant.Geek on June 29, 2013, 08:27:58 PM
Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-117, KM#75)

Ruler: Frederik III
Obv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: The Wendish Wyvern (crowned swan) right

(http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36484/normal_UBJ-117.jpg)
Title: Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-117, KM#75)
Post by: Abhay on June 30, 2013, 04:17:10 AM
Dear Ram,

WOW  ::) ::) ::) ::)

You have a wonderful collection of South Indian Coins. Here, in North India, you even don't get to see these coins even with the dealers.

Abhay
Title: Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-117, KM#75)
Post by: Figleaf on June 30, 2013, 06:53:59 PM
A wyvern (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyvern) is a heraldic dragon, not a swan. Heraldic swans do exist. They would carry the crown around the neck, not on the head. See the arms of Stormarn. Pretty difficult to make out on your coin anyway. From what I can make out, I'd go for the dragon.

Peter
Title: Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-117, KM#75)
Post by: Quant.Geek on June 30, 2013, 09:42:15 PM
I really have to pick up Jensen's book which has both the historical information and the explanation of all the symbolism found on these coins.  Referring back to the following website, http://www.danskmoent.dk/trankebar/t_f3bly.htm (http://www.danskmoent.dk/trankebar/t_f3bly.htm), it is described as "Vendisk Lindorm". Furthermore, here is another example of this coin clearly indicating that it is definitely a Dragon:

(http://api.ning.com/files/HHqPzGJXFwxBO*4P5b*E8fzSj4hBPY0Qjymu7dpCB3rfvQ63-DbcrRS-i3WA-Le9*MNGwj2IOn3KO1GV*0PJ9vIDVBSy*4fR/DanishIndiaTranquebarFrederikIIICashUBJ117KM75Reverse.jpg)

Thanks Peter,

Ram
Title: Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-117, KM#75)
Post by: Quant.Geek on July 01, 2013, 11:04:39 AM
Dear Ram,

WOW  ::) ::) ::) ::)

You have a wonderful collection of South Indian Coins. Here, in North India, you even don't get to see these coins even with the dealers.

Abhay

Thanks Abhay.  These coins are actually quite difficult to get in this condition.  Even the Indian auction houses doesn't seem to carry much of them either.  Furthermore, I don't think there is much interest in comparison to the other colonial coins in India.  Most of these coins tends to be collected by Danish and other European collectors.