2 Fanams, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
Minted by Madras Mint
At centre within a line circle the denomination in Persian; around, DOUBLE FANAM
At centre, the denomination in Telugu; around, the denomination in Tamil
Silver coins struck on the pagoda standard were authorised in July 1807. The coins were struck from silver obtained from Spanish dollars. In 1808 the dumpy style gold star pagoda was replaced by flat European style gold coins and this initial series of silver pagodas was re-designed to closer match the new gold pieces.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
1.64 g (Weight)
Pridmore 160 KM#341
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1975. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 1., 36 & 71 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.