This is a gold fanam coin issued by Tipu Sultan in the year 1786. On the obverse side is inscribed the Persian letter “H” (for Haider Ali, Tipu’s father) inside a circle and dotted border. On the reverse side is inscribed the mint name, Calicut, in Persian and the date of issue.
TitleTipu Sultan, Gold Fanam
Period1786 C.E. (AH 1200)
ObverseThe obverse of this gold fanam coin shows Haidar Ali's initial (H) within a circle and a row of dots.
ReverseCalicut mint name