A copper coin issued by France from 1720 to 1837 for its possessions in Pondichery and Karikal on the Coroman- del Coast. Conf. Kas.
There are a large number of varieties, for a detailed account of which, see Zay (pp. 273-285).
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)