What does chuckram mean?

Last Update: April 20, 2022

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1 : a very small silver coin issued by the princely state of Travancore from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. 2 : the value of one chuckram : a unit of value equivalent to ¹/₃₂ of a rupee or ¹/₄ of a fanam.

What are Travancore coins?

The Travancore Fanam was a type of money that was issued by the State of Travancore, now mainly a part of Kerala in South India. The Fanams (also spelt Fanoms) and Chuckrams (or Chakrams) were known to be some of the smallest coins in the world.

What does Fanam mean?

1a : a small gold or silver coin formerly in widespread use in southern India. b : a silver coin of Travancore worth ¹/₈ of a rupee issued up until Indian independence in 1947. 2 : a unit of value corresponding to a fanam.

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