India, Indian Princely States, Coorg, Gold Fanam, ca. 1700-1830.
If you are looking for an affordable Indian gold coin then look no further. These tiny ‘fanams’ are just the thing! From Southern India, showing a stylised boar standing right and on the reverse a stylised lion standing right with a crescent above, also referred to as asardula, a popular motif in Indian art, weighing around 0.35 to 0.4 grams with a diameter of around 7mm. Beautiful little gold coins at an affordable price!