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Portuguese India Goa-Joao III 15xx Leal
« on: April 11, 2015, 07:22:22 PM »
The Leal as a coin for Portuguese Goa was first issued by Manuel I in copper, all of these coins have a astrolobe/ sphere on the reverse and have a crudely written Y (which often looks like a V) for those issued by Joao III and the holy cross for those issued by Manuel I, the weight of these coins are between 15g-16.6g.
Some examples of the copper leal, issued under Joao III.

Example 1:
Weight-16.03g, #AG-1987-J3-09.01



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Re: Portuguese India Goa-Joao III 15xx Leal
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 07:27:48 PM »
Example 2:
Weight-16.38g, #AG-1987-J3-09.02



Example 3:
Weight-16.42g, #AG-1987-J3-09.03




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Re: Portuguese India Goa-Joao III 15xx Leal
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 04:55:47 PM »
all of these coins have a astrolobe/ sphere on the reverse and have a crudely written Y (which often looks like a V) for those issued by Joao III

It's actually a Gothic "J" for Joćo (pronounced much like Jon) with an extended curl below.

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Re: Portuguese India Goa-Joao III 15xx Leal
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 09:51:50 AM »
WoW !!!
indeed interesting and a new learning for me, on further research i also realized that unlike the normal 'J' a Gothic 'J' uses two strokes and it does look like a 'v', thanks for sharing.

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