[INDOLOGY] Tamil currency symbol

Manu Francis manufrancis at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 10:58:31 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues,

In one of the Tamil manuscripts I am working on, I have found the mention
of a price.
This currency is expressed by a symbol (see attached images).
I guess this symbol means "rupee", but I am not sure.
Has any of you ever seen such a symbol?
Or could direct me towards any source illustrating currency symbols used in
Tamil and/or Indian manuscripts/inscriptions?

With many thanks in advance.


Emmanuel Francis
Chargé de recherche CNRS, Centre d'étude de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (UMR
8564, EHESS-CNRS, Paris)
Associate member, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Culture (SFB 950,
Universität Hamburg)

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