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2 kash Danish India, Christian V (1670-1699), C5 monogram under crown, 1694.


Coins of India's Coromandel coast, since 1620 Denmark's main trading post at the delta of the Cauvery river (some 10 km North of the French enclave of Karikal and 30 of Negapatnam). The original name of Tarangambadi (Tamil for "the singing surf") was changed to Tranquebar in Danish. Tranquebar remained Danish until it was sold, together with Frederiksnagore, to the British in 1845.

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