Origin: These copper coins come from colonial India under French control, and were minted between 1720 and 1835 in Pondichéry (or Pondicherry). The obverse depicts a fleur-de-lis, a symbol of French heraldry, and the reverse includes Tamil script. Its denomination was one doudou.
Pondicherry was a trading center established by the French East India Company in 1674, which went on to become the capitol of French India. Despite being captured by both British and Dutch forces in the 17th and 18th centuries, the French maintained control of Pondicherry even after India gained its independence from the British Empire in 1947. France finally relinquished control of the area in 1962.
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