Viraraya Fanam

Viraraya Fanam -  obverseViraraya Fanam -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally


Issuer Kingdom of Travancore (Hindu Dynasties)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1881
Value 1 Fanam (1/7)
Currency Rupee (1729-1947)
Composition Gold
Weight 0.41 g
Diameter 9 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 39364
Numista type number (
References KM# 30
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.


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Though the Viraraya fanams (KM29 silver and KM30 gold) are listed under Travancore they were issued by rulers in Ceylon. They were probably found in Travancore because they are close to each other geographically and coins might have been used in trade.

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