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Offline naabh4

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French India 2-fanon.
« on: July 01, 2016, 01:21:41 AM »
I really like the deep strike on this one.

Obv: Rooster, date (1837) below
Rev: Crown
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: French India 2-fanon.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 05:15:07 PM »
A very nice specimen indeed. What I find amusing is that the Western symbolism would have been totally lost on the Indians. :)

I have wondered where the Singapore merchants got their idea for the cock duit tokens. I don't suppose they were too interested in cock fights. Being connected to India by sea routes, maybe it was this coin?

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Offline naabh4

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Re: French India 2-fanon.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 08:59:15 PM »
I guess the Singapore cock tokens pre-dates this coin? This was minted in 1837 and I have seen Singapore ones dated 1831 I think?

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Re: French India 2-fanon.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 12:47:09 AM »
There goes my theory :)

Peter
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