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Offline lusomosa

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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2008, 08:18:26 PM »
Greetings to all,
I've been away due to some health problems within the falimy. All is OK now.
The Stuiver is about 22 mm and the 2 Stuivers 25mm.

Happy 2008,

LP

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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2008, 08:22:54 PM »
I'm glad that things are going better for your family! 
I had forgotten how beautiful the Stuivers were!
Thanks for the information. 25 mm is substantial!
Richie

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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2008, 11:11:02 AM »
Some very nice coins in this thread  :o

Here are two from my collection...

Dutch Pondicherry








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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2008, 02:58:54 PM »
Nice and clear Overlord.
What (denomination) and when are they?
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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2008, 05:25:41 PM »
Nice and clear Overlord.
What (denomination) and when are they?
richie
Richie, I'm not too sure about denomenation. Both are tiny coins (may be 1 cash?). These were most probably minted during the Dutch occupation of Pondicherry (between 1693 and 1697).

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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2008, 09:22:47 PM »
The second coin you show is Scholten 1248b or 1248d. The lower picture should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise. You see the lower part of "Pu" on the first line, followed by "Duchhe" between dots on the second line. The caracter "Ri" is off flan. The other side shows the Kali of Negapattanam with two large dots, here represented by what looks like an 8.

I think the first coin is Scholten 1248a. The Kali is somewhat less abstract and the original points at the shoulder are separated. If so, the characters are "Duchhe" and "Ri". The lower picture should also be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

Scholten calls these coins kasje (cash) and notes that while their official weight was 1.607 gram, the vary in weight from 1.00 to 1.67 gram.

Peter
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Re: Indo Dutch Cash of Pondicherry
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2008, 04:51:31 PM »
The second coin you show is Scholten 1248b or 1248d. The lower picture should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise. You see the lower part of "Pu" on the first line, followed by "Duchhe" between dots on the second line. The caracter "Ri" is off flan. The other side shows the Kali of Negapattanam with two large dots, here represented by what looks like an 8.

I think the first coin is Scholten 1248a. The Kali is somewhat less abstract and the original points at the shoulder are separated. If so, the characters are "Duchhe" and "Ri". The lower picture should also be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

Scholten calls these coins kasje (cash) and notes that while their official weight was 1.607 gram, the vary in weight from 1.00 to 1.67 gram.

Peter
Thanks for the info, Peter.