1 Fanam Kanthirava

1 Fanam (Kanthirava) - obverse1 Fanam (Kanthirava) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Kingdom of Mysore (India - Princely states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1638-1662
Value 1 Fanam
Currency Rupee (1565-1799)
Composition Gold
Weight 0.38 g
Diameter 5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 67436
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References MSI# 910
Michael Mitchiner; 1998. The Coinage and History of Southern India / Part 1. Karnataka, Andhra. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Narasimha (Reincarnation of Vishnu)

Reverse

Partially visible Devanagari legend: Sri / Kamthi / rava

Edge

Plain

Comments

The more usual "Kanthirava" fanam where the dots representing the face are in vertical lines.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1638-1662) 

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