Author Topic: Portuguese India: 1/2 Xerafim (150 Reis), Goa mint, 1650, KM#72, Gomes#J4 23.01  (Read 1631 times)

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Mass=5.7 g

Obverse Crowned arms dividing "GA" in circle

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Reverse Numerals of date (1650) in angles of cross in circle

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Re: Portuguese India: 1/2 Xerafim (150 Reis), Goa mint, 1650, KM#72
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 10:28:23 PM »
It's a difficult coin to find, only two dates were minted for this type (1650 and 1652 ). 
It was minted during the reign on Joćo ( John ) IV 1640-1656.
The Alberto Gomes catalogue number is : J4 23.01

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Re: Portuguese India: 1/2 Xerafim (150 Reis), Goa mint, 1650, KM#72
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 05:17:13 PM »
Thanks for the info, LP.

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Re: Portuguese India: 1/2 Xerafim (150 Reis), Goa mint, 1650, KM#72
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 06:05:02 PM »
Mouthwatering piece, Overlord. Don't know why I missed it.

Peter
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Re: Portuguese India: 1/2 Xerafim (150 Reis), Goa mint, 1650, KM#72
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 06:16:20 PM »
I agree Figleaf. 
This coin carries a ton of history with it; minted during the reign of Shah Jahan, 1628-1658! 
richie