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Puvitta Ananthrayan Panam- Ayillyam Thirunal Rani Gouri Laxmi Bayi

Puvitta Ananthrayan Panam- Ayillyam Thirunal Rani Gouri Laxmi Bayi -  obversePuvitta Ananthrayan Panam- Ayillyam Thirunal Rani Gouri Laxmi Bayi -  reverse

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Features

Country Kingdom of Travancore
(Hindu Dynasties)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1811-1841
Value Anantaraya 2 fanams (2/7)
Currency Rupee (1729-1947)
Composition Gold
Weight 0.36 g
Diameter 6.98 mm
Thickness 1.34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# A8
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Design evolved from kaliyan fanams of South east India.
Chuckram within a large crescent above vishnupadam (feet of Lord Vishnu) that is represented by two curved lines and 10 pellets,for the toes.

Reverse

Twelve pellets within a curve considered as the 12 Rasi or the signs of the zodiac, flanked by sprays with flowers

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Ruler:  Ayillyam Thirunal Rani Gouri Laxmi Bayi 1811 -1841
- Both coin and medal alignments exist.
- On January 3, 1750 A.D., the kingdom of Travancore was dedicated to the deity Sri Padmanabha (Lord Vishnu) of Trivandrum and from then on the rulers of Travancore ruled the kingdom as the servants of Sri Padmanabha (Padmanabhadasan).
- This coin is also known as the 'Puvitta Panam' (fanam with flowers)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1811-1841) 

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