Kingdom of Cambodia, 1 Fuang, 1847 (C)

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Kingdom of Cambodia, 1 Fuang, 1847 (C)

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  • Order Code: ASIA-CAMB-HAMSA-SL
  • Size: 11-15mm
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Uniface Bird
  • Reverse: Blank


The Hamsa bird is the vahana or symbol for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. She is the Goddess of Learning and the Arts; Truth, Forgiveness, Knowledge, Poetry and Music, as well as Fertility, Prosperity, Purity and Creativity. The Hamsa is traditionally identified with a swan. Her depiction on a Cambodian coin reflects the absorption of this ancient Hindu goddess into Cambodian culture during the period of the Khmer or Angkor Empire.