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Medieval boats and ships on coins
« on: June 13, 2010, 08:25:07 PM »


Belize, 250 dollars, 1989.  500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World.

This was a gold coin.



Below: Belize, $1, 1990. Columbus's fleet.  This was a standard circulation coin.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 09:33:57 PM »
Brazil, 200 reis, 1932.

One of the four ships of De Sousa, founder of the Portuguese colony at Sao Vicente in 1532. Nothing is known about De Sousa's ships, not even their name, so the picture is an artist's impression of a caravel, maybe based on Columbus's Santa Maria.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 09:48:56 PM »
Portugal, 5 escudos, 1932 / 10 escudos, 1942.

This ship was a carrack. Its name was the Santa Catarina do Monte Sinai, and it was the flag ship of Vasco da Gama.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 01:07:39 AM »
Canada, 1 dollar, 1949.


The caravel Matthew, the ship of Giovanni Caboto.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 01:10:23 AM »
Haiti, 5 gourdes, 1968.  The ships of Columbus.

Caravels: La Niña, La Pinta. Carrack: Santa Maria.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 01:48:27 AM »
Italy, 500 lire, 1960.   The ships of Columbus.

Caravels: La Niña, La Pinta. Carrack: Santa Maria.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 01:51:57 AM »
Portugal 200 escudos 1999.

The carrack São Gabriel, the ship of Vasco da Gama.
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 08:56:55 PM »
United States 1893 Columbian Half-Dollar.

These did circulate.

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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 10:37:29 PM »
United States 1893 Columbian Half-Dollar.

There are no pictures of the ships, only the type and rigging are known. Santa Maria was a carrack. Imitations of the ships were constructed in 1893.



Note that while the rigging on the coins and the replicas is the same, the shape of the hull is different.

Peter
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 02:42:32 PM »
Cape Verde, 250 escudos, 2010.

New circulating type:

"550 anniversary of Discovery and 35th anniversary of Independence".
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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2011, 03:16:43 PM »
Cape Verde 250 escudos 2010

Interesting angle. I think it is a carrack. That would exclude Alvise de Ca' da Mosto, the first Portuguese captain to visit the islands in 1456, because he travelled in a galley and it may refer to Vasco da Gama, whose carrack São Gabriel visited the islands in 1497. Too bad for Alvise.

The coin puts the year of discovery at 1460. That would refer to António de Noli. No idea what type of ship he commanded.

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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 04:08:47 PM »
Here's a Portuguese India coin showing a stylised caravel that Oesho posted here.



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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 03:30:37 PM »
Here is a collector coin from Canada, issued in 1984 and dedicated to Jacques Cartier.  The ship is the carrack Grande Hermine.

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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 07:11:13 PM »
Florida USA.

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Re: Medieval boats and ships on coins
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2011, 07:43:30 PM »
Andorra, 10 diner, 1992.
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