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Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), Bazuruco(?), 1700
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:14:52 AM »
Mass=8.1 g

Obverse Crowned large arms divide D (retrograde), O in beaded circle


Reverse Numerals of date (1700) in angles of cross

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Re: Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), Bazuruco(?), 1700
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 05:27:49 PM »
Nice! A very early series. I think D O stands for the Diu mint. In view of the weight, I would think that it is a double bazaruco.

This coin is a very good illustration of how a coin with a sloppy design and weak strike can be of towering interest because of its great historical significance. This is a piece of history.

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Re: Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), Bazuruco(?), 1700
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:41:06 PM »
This is a double bazaruco 1700, struck at Diu (D - O). Ref.: Gomes P2 03.03.

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Re: Portuguese India: Peter II (1683-1706), Bazuruco(?), 1700
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 05:34:14 AM »
Thanks for the help on both coins. I do not have a specialized reference for these.