Amman kasu: coin from Princely State of Pudukkottai


Amman kasu /Amman cash/, ND (1889-1906): Pudukkottai State

Amman kasu /Amman cash/, ND (1889-1906): Pudukkottai State

Actually, it is a temple coin — a kind of token. However, according to local numismatists, Amman kasu were also used to the middle of the 20th century for real small money circulation in the territory of the Princely State of Pudukkottai (Southeastern India).

This coin (as "amman cash") is presented in Standard Catalog of World Coins, Krause Publications.

Telugu legend "వి జ య" (spell "VIJAYA" — VICTORY).

Seated goddess Brihadh-ambal (presiding Goddess of rulers of Pudukkottai).

  • Copper: 12 mm - 1.25 g
  • Reference price: 5$

COIN AMMAN KASU — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PUDUKKOTTAI STATE (18th-20th centuries): amman kasu = 1/48 British India anna

The name of the amman kasu coinis derived from "Amma" that means "Mother" (in context "Mother Goddess") and "Kasu" that means "Cash".