GOLD FANAM OF THE INDIA DUTCH VOC____Minted in Tuticorin____KALI - HINDU GODDESS

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Seller: frascatius (17,708) 100%, Location: Upper Midwest, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233477658389 9R186 FRASCATIUS ANCIENTS A BEAUTIFUL GOLD FANAM OF THE INDIA DUTCH VOC, MINTED IN TUTICORIN FROM 1658 - 1779 AD . THESE SMALL COINS ARE HIGH PURITY GOLD, USUALLY FROM 14k TO 18k. The Dutch VOC company received the right to strike fanams in Tuticorin from Tanjore. The fanam is a denomination of very small gold coins issued in Southern India in the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries. THE SIZE IS 7.2 MM AND 0.34 GRAMS. OBVERSE – Degenerate Kali with the Tanjore rosette on the breast (Kali is the Hindu goddess of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love.) REVERSE – Stylized and angular Ranga Rau, transormed into a decorated geometric design INDIA DUTCH VOC The Dutch East India Company, Dutch Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), trading company founded in the Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) in 1602 to protect that state’s trade in the Indian Ocean and to assist in the Dutch war of independence from Spain. The company prospered through most of the 17th century as the instrument of the powerful Dutch commercial empire in the East Indies. It was dissolved in 1799. The Dutch government granted the company a trade monopoly in the waters between the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and the Straits of Magellan between the Atlantic and Pacificoceans with the right to conclude treaties with native princes, to build forts and maintain armed forces, and to carry on administrative functions through officials who were required to take an oath of loyalty to the Dutch government. Under the administration of forceful governors-general, most notably Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1618–23) and Anthony van Diemen (1636–45), the company was able to defeat the British fleet and largely displace the Portuguese in the East Indies. In 1619 the company renamed Jacatra Batavia (now Jakarta) and used it as a base to conquer Java and the outer islands. By the late 17th century the company had declined as a trading and sea power and had become more and more involved in the affairs of Java. By the 18th century the company had changed from a commercial shipping enterprise to a loose territorial organization interested in the agricultural produce of the Indonesian archipelago. Toward the end of the 18th century the company became corrupt and seriously in debt. The Dutch government eventually revoked the company’s charter and in 1799 took over its debts and possessions. A True Auction Environment – Auctions start at $.99 with No Minimums and No Reserves. FULL UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY If the buyer feels that the coin received is not as represented - just return the coin and the buyer will be fully reimbursed for the cost of the coin; the original shipping charge; and the cost to ship the coin back… No Questions Asked. If the buyer is not happy, please let me know, and I will do what I can to make it right. NOTE: Frascatius is a life member (LM #6864) of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Frascatius fully complies with the ANA Member Code of Ethics. If you have any questions regarding this auction, please click on “Ask seller a question”. I will be more than happy to provide you with a response. VISIT MY EBAY STORE: FRASCATIUS ANCIENT COINS For those new to ancient coins, please contact me, and I will e-mail to you my "Beginners Guide for Ancient Coin Collectors - FAQ". SHIPPING:To the U.S. = $3.00 Insured Flat RateInternational = $4.50 Insured Flat Rate Multiple items may be grouped at no additional charge at the above rates. All items will be carefully packaged, protected & insured (private insurance). Certification: Uncertified

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