1 Chuckram - Ayilyam Thirunal Rani Gouri Lakshmi Bayi

Features

Issuer Kingdom of Travancore (Hindu Dynasties)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1811-1901
Value 1 Chuckram (1⁄28)
Currency Rupee (1729-1947)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.38 g
Diameter 6.38 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 21888
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# C8
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Crescent with diamond above and two curved lines and ten pellets below (some off flan) . The curved lines and pellets are a depiction of 'Vishnupaadam' (feet of Lord Vishnu, a God in Hinduism).

Reverse

12 pellets (some off flan) above a crescent representing the Rasi or the 12 signs of the zodiac. Flowers/sprays below. Travancore was a major center of Black pepper exports from India and there are opinions that the flowers/sprays represent pepper vines. They are more likely lotus flowers associated with the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi

Edge

Plain

Comments

-  Ruler: Ayilyam Thirunal Rani Gouri Lakshmi Bayi
    Reign:  AD 1810 - 1815 (ME 986-90)
    Predecessor: Avittam Thirunal Balarama Varma
    Successor: Uthrittathi Thirunal Rani Gouri Parvati Bayi
    Born: 1791, Travancore
    Died: 1815, Travancore
    Consort: Raja Raja Varma Koil Thampuran of Changanassery
    Full name: Her Highness, Sree Padmanabhasevini Vanchidharma Vardhini Raja Rajeshwari Maharani Ayilyom Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi Maharani Of Travancore
    House: Venad Swaroopam
    Dynasty: Kulasekhara
    Religion: Hinduism

- Two types exist, KM# C8 without dot at center over leaf spray,  & KM# 21 with dot over leaf spray  (see image)

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ND (1811-1901)  $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 12

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