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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => Other European Influences => Topic started by: Overlord on January 29, 2012, 10:07:44 AM

Title: Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), 2 Bazarucos or Bazuruco?, 1686
Post by: Overlord on January 29, 2012, 10:07:44 AM
Mass=5.9 g

Obverse
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Por2a.jpg)

Reverse Numerals of date (1686) in angles of cross
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Por2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), 2 Bazarucos or Bazuruco?, 1686
Post by: Figleaf on January 30, 2012, 05:31:11 PM
These coins are so very difficult to find. This may be the first time ever I see one.

It is quite heavy for a bazaruco, but definitely too light to be a double bazaruco.

Peter
Title: Re: Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), 2 Bazarucos or Bazuruco?, 1686
Post by: Oesho on January 30, 2012, 07:35:03 PM
The double bazaruco would be 6.80 to 8.20 g. The single bazaruco will be 4.0 to 5.4 g. The coin shown above must be low weight 2 bazarucos. The low weight may be due to the wear and corrosion of the coin. On the obverse the Coat of Arms has completely disappeared.

Attached a 1 bazaruco dated 1686, with a clear obverse image. The coins were issued from Diu (D - O).
Ref.: Gomes P2 02.01.