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Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:15:09 AM »
Another mystery coin,

This one is 4.8g, 15.5mm and silver.
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 02:46:27 AM »
Neither the arms, nor the cross match anything used on Portuguese or Portuguese colonial coins. I'll keep searching.

Peter
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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 07:37:52 PM »
Thanks Peter,

As regards India there are some very crude coins from Bacaim and Damao which (in a good light) may be considered not too dissimilar.

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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 10:38:39 AM »
Hi guys,

It is not Portuguese at all and at the moment I have no idea. I'll search arround...

LP

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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 12:07:26 PM »
I have the feeling that this is a local silver imitation of the gold spanish cobs from the reverse side.

I think we have to search for a spanish colonial country/city corresponding with the arms on the obverse side.

I shall have look in Battenberg 10.000 coat of arms to see  if I can find this one.

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Roland   

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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 02:26:59 AM »
I think RV has a point. It looks like it could have been a weight, to be used on a balance to check gold escudos. The coin would be put on one scale, the weight - with a sketchy pattern of the coin, so that the money changer would know which coins the weight was meant for - on the other. Such weights came in a boxed set with the balance. The problem with this theory is that the weights were usually squarish and brass, but it could have come from a luxury set. More serious is that the escudo was supposed to weigh 3.6 grams, not 4.8.

Peter
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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 10:07:54 PM »
Hello Friend

I am sure this is not Portuguese India coin at all.



Another mystery coin,

This one is 4.8g, 15.5mm and silver.

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Re: Portuguese colonial? (India?)
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 12:45:58 PM »
Portuguese currency is not, nor of the Portuguese colonies.
The cross and the crest is not Portuguese.