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Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:29:24 PM »
KM#81

Obv: Crowned F3 monogram
Rev: Norse lion left, E
Ruler: Frederik III



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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 09:17:04 PM »
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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 11:47:46 PM »
Beautiful.

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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 12:41:42 AM »
Thanks Oesho.  These coins seem to be very difficult to find in VF or better condition.  Got lucky with a batch that was auctioned recently.  Would love to complete the set as the series and the history is quite wonderful.  Planning on visiting Tranquebar the next time I am in India...


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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 07:22:23 PM »
With the animal spitting fire (?), this looks like an (unwinged) dragon/wyvern to me, rather than a lion. On the other hand, the symbol right is a three-pointed heraldic label. This would point to the crown prince. If the crown prince had the title of Norway, it may be a Norwegian lion after all, even if it is on all fours and doesn't hold an ax.

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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 08:15:37 PM »
I don't have Jensen's Danish East India: Trade Coins and the Coins of Tranquebar 1620- 1845 , but the attribution is based on Krause.  Unfortunately, the attribution is not 100% correct or extremely lacking.  However, based on the following website, http://www.danskmoent.dk/trankebar/tranc4.htm, it is indeed a Norwegian Lion.  Next to the lion is a halberd that is wrapped around the coin. 
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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Frederik III Cash (UBJ-109, KM#81)
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 09:21:55 PM »
That halberd certainly helps. I was thinking of a sword, but the type didn't fit.

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