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Offline capnbirdseye

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French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« on: September 12, 2012, 11:31:02 PM »
French India, Mahe, Fanon or  1/5th Rupee 1750,

Minted at Pondicherry    2.30g  AR14
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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 11:35:12 PM »
Nice coin Vic! I've heard that these coins are difficult to find with the date on the flan

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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 01:52:15 AM »
What an extraordinary coin. Well struck, wonderfully aged. The detail of the strokes, going from sharp to flat is a sight to behold. Thanks capn.

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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 10:08:00 AM »
It came in a really cheap small job lot  ;D I think the date is 175* you can see the bottom of the 7&5 so the third digit is a guess , I think the P is for Pondicherry
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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 11:54:00 PM »
Got one finally... I think the date is 1778 ....now trying to find out what the Persian legend is....

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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 04:26:56 PM »
Were these coins minted at Mahe or Pondicherry (or both)? I find both places mentioned for mint name .. the Fitzwilliam website has Mahe as mint....

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/opac/search/cataloguedetail.html?&priref=99998&_function_=xslt&_limit_=50

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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 11:50:33 AM »
legends gives : "FRANS KaNPaNY /sanah +date , PaHaCHeRY" (French Company / Pondichery + P for Pondichery even if these coins seems to have been struck at Mahe)
Here my coin with full legend & date : 1750
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Re: French India, Mahe, Fanon (1/5th Rupee)
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 11:55:16 AM »
Nice coin with a full date, great addition Saro!