Portuguese India coin for ID

Started by Biju.P.B, March 28, 2020, 06:50:30 PM

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Not able to ID this coin. material : Copper, weight 2.52gms


There are plenty of coins with such a cross issued for Portuguese India. Most of them have bold numbers between the arms. I don't see remnants of those. They usually have the arms of Portugal on the other side, but on practically all designs, the crown is wider than the shield, usually shown with curved sides. On your piece, the side of the arms (if that's what it is) is straight and the side of the crown above run up straight. I have no clue about the dot at 3 o'clock.

I am attaching a picture of the nearest I could find, sides of the crown turning inward. This is a copper atia that should be 7.38 to 9 grams. I don't really think your coin is of this type. It's just to give you an idea.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.