1695 - Dutch India

Negapatnam - Duit

Duit copper coin issued by the Dutch Mint in Negapatnam for circulation in Lanka.

Alloy Copper
Type Struck ?
Diameter 12. mm
Thickness 4. mm
Weight Legal3.43±0.10 gms
Weight 3.13 gms
Shape Round
Edge Plain
Die Axis -75°
Mint Negapatnam
negapatnam_duit_cud_obverse negapatnam_duit_cud_reverse
Scholten #1245 ; Dutch India KM #26
Obverse : A degenerated human Facing figure of god Kali of Tanjore. Above to left OO two annulets. To right over the "left shoulder" an object commonly called the "club" and a thick dot. Sides end in dot which are part of a tight 7-dot motif on the breast with two additional rows; (3 dots and 2 dots below)
Reverse : Crude Tamil legend Nakapattanam divided by a horizontal line enclosed in a dotted circle.

This Fine+ grade coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 500 dpi. It was obtained in 2001 December from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector in Katharagama, Lanka. See also higher grade coin