Author Topic: Indo-Portuguese: D.Maria II, Silver Rupia, KM 269, Gomes 21.01, Superb portrait  (Read 538 times)

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Offline mitresh

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Indo-Portuguese, D.Maria II, Silver Rupia, 10.98g, AD 1839, KM 269, Gomes 21.01

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Doņa Maria was not a great beauty, but it wasn't as bad as this coin would have you believe. This is one of the last coins struck in Goa with dies made locally, rather than in Lisbon. I agree the end result is naive art, but I would not have liked to be the one to present it to the queen :)

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