Author Topic: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III (1648-1670) Pb Cash (UBJ-123; Gray-90b)  (Read 2758 times)

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KM# 73

Obv: Crowned F3 Monogram
Rev: Lamb left, letter b
Ruler: Frederik III





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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 07:52:22 PM »
Nice coin. Do you know what the lamb signifies?

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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 08:10:23 PM »
Nice coin. Do you know what the lamb signifies?

Not sure, but I'm certain it doesn't stand for Danish Lamb Stew  ;) http://www.danishnet.com/info.php/food/lamb-stew-206.html
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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 05:09:56 AM »
The lamb seems to be carrying a little sack tied to a stick.  ???

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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 07:19:36 AM »
The lamb seems to be carrying a little sack tied to a stick.  ???

Now that you said it, a thought just struck me that this might be a depiction of the "Lamb of God".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_of_God

I did a search on whether this appears on Danish coins and it indeed appeared on quite a few coins. :)

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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 07:41:59 AM »
It looks very probable. Thanks, repindia.

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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 02:47:02 PM »
Frederik III (1648-1670)
Lead cash, ND.
The Agnus Dei of Gotland to left with flag, b below
The reverse design show one of the Provincial Coats of Arms.
During the 26 year period (1643-1669) no ships from Denmark arrived in the colony. Yet there was a lively trade at Tranquebar in this period. Foreign ships were captured and then used in the Danish trade. Local coins for small change were still needed as can be observed from the many different types of lead coins minted. It is remarkable to see how many coins have as their designs a Danish provincial coat of arms. It is assumed that the design was copied from the piaster of Christian the IV, dated 1624 (Hede 55A) and struck for the Danish East India Company.
Ref.: UBJ 123; KM 73
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 02:56:26 PM »
 :o  Unbelievable!  These coins are next to impossible to find and you managed to collect pristine ones. I am so glad you are on this site.




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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 04:15:57 PM »
And all the time I always thought that Oesho was only into Indian Coins. ::) ::)

As far as Gwalior Coins are concerned, I consider Oesho to be my Guru.

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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »
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And all the time I always thought that Oesho was only into Indian Coins.
They are as Indian as the Gwalior coins, but they served another authority. The cross-border cultural and religious contacts in ancient periods (Greeks, Kushans, Romans, Sassanians, etc.) was largely adopted and provided a unique culture mix. So also the European contacts in India show a huge array on cultural and technical influences. This makes Indian numismatics so fascinating.

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Re: Danish India (Tranquebar) - Frederik III Cash (KM#73)
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 09:12:20 PM »
Picked up another one...

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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-123, KM#73)
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 11:46:41 PM »
An excellent piece. Rare in such a condition.

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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-123, KM#73)
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Had not seen these earlier posts. It seems like you succeeded again !

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The lot of coins are pretty outstanding and ended up costing almost 50% less for several rare coins in comparison to standard auction prices, so yes, luck was on my side this time  ;D
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