Doudous & Fanons
A few coins from French trading posts and territories in India.
Pondichéry & Mahé
Bronze doudous. Silver fanons and half fanons. Gold fanams.
Doudous. Bronze. Pondichéry. 18th c.Obverse: Fleur de lys.Reverse: Tamul legend.
½ fanons. Silver. Minted in Pondichéry. 18th c.Obverse: 3 Fleurs de lys.Reverse: Beaded crown.
Fanons. Silver. Mahé trading post. Minted in Pondichéry (“P”). 18th c.Obverse: Tamul legend (Compagnie de France).Reverse: Tamul legend (Pondichéry P / year).
These “Kali” gold fanams were sold to me as French. I believe they are Dutch (VOC). Minted in South-Eastern India. 18th century.