1700 - 1784 - Dutch India

Negapatnam - VOC Two Kas

VOC Two Kas copper coin issued by the Dutch Mint in Negapatnam. and are found in Lanka.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwo Kas
Alloy Copper
Type Cast ?
Diameter 12.5 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Weight Legal2.74 gms
Weight 2.08 gms
Shape Round
Edge Plain
Die Axis 15°
voc_negapatnam_2kas_cud_obverse voc_negapatnam_2kas_cud_reverse
Scholten 1240a ; Dutch India KM # 16.1 ; Mitchiner # 1613
DenominationTwo Kas
Alloy Copper
Type Cast ?
Diameter 13.5 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Weight Legal2.74 gms
Weight 2.13 gms
Shape Round
Edge Plain
Die Axis
voc_negapatnam_voc_2kas_cud_obverse voc_negapatnam_voc_2kas_cud_reverse
Scholten 1240a ; Dutch India KM # 16.1 ; Mitchiner # 1613
Obverse : N (Negapatnam) above the VOC monogram within beaded circle.
Reverse : Thamil legend NAKa /PaDDa / NaM in three lines enclosed in a dotted circle or ellipse.

The obverse monogram upper coin has the standard OC which is interchanged on the lower coin which also has a more slanted N. The upper left character on the reverse of the upper coin appears different.

Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  NEGAPATNAM Chapter X Dutch Page 138
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories-1601-1948 by C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam:
  Jacques Schulman. Chapter X NEGAPATNAM page 141.

The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 500 dpi. It was obtained in 2002 March from a dealer in US who kindly allowed me to select varieties from part of a hoard of coins from South India.