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Offline capnbirdseye

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Pondicherry Fanons
« on: October 08, 2011, 12:25:20 PM »
I have these coins old tickets as '2 Royalin' although it seems they are now called Fanons. their weight is 1.5g each so I guess they would be KM#45
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Re: Pondicherry Fanons
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 03:11:44 PM »
KM #44! Pearled crown!

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Re: Pondicherry Fanons
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 04:48:26 PM »
KM #44! Pearled crown!

I was looking at the coins in KM 1801-1900 , I now see KM#44 in 18th century  ;D
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Re: Pondicherry Fanons
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 09:49:09 PM »
I haven't seen such fine examples of these coins before. Thanks for sharing.
My goal for 2017 is to finish finish my British India copper collection (1/4 anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 anna) by year and Mintmark. Any help with missing coins in BU grades is highly appreciated.
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Re: Pondicherry Fanons
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 10:43:43 PM »
Picked up one recently  ;D

A high-resolution image of this coin is available at FORVM Ancient Coins



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Re: Pondicherry Fanons
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 08:20:09 PM »
A fanon is the same thing as a royalin. There are also half and double fanon/royalin.

I think the reason for the double name is the bishop of São Tomé. He was apparently responsible for the French settlements in the catholic hierarchy. There is correspondence, in which the bishop protests against any hindu symbols on French colonial coins. This was against French interests, as they just wanted the coins to circulate and didn't care why. Their coins are sometimes somewhat ambiguous on this point. Consider the crown. I presume the bishop was left with the impression that it is the French crown (hence the name royalin, maybe?) However, in modern documents, it is referred to as a "hindu crown". How about that? :)

Peter
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