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Offline sealladh58

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New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« on: November 29, 2020, 03:54:47 PM »
Many people may know that I have been researching the locally produced coins of Maldives for many years now and have been writing a book about them.  After a number of false starts my book has now finally been published.  It is being produced by the Bremen Numismatic Society as one of their series of books on various specialist topics.  Further details can be found at https://www.bng-bremen.de/ver%C3%B6ffentlichungen/

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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 05:37:23 PM »
Greetings, sealladh58! I would like to ask you, has the Maldives always been like one state, or were there different islands and atolls that had their own separate money? Can you show pictures of any coins or tokens for individual islands and atolls?

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I managed to find several modern tokens on this topic:
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,49964.0.html
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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 08:37:52 PM »
Many people may know that I have been researching the locally produced coins of Maldives for many years now and have been writing a book about them.  After a number of false starts my book has now finally been published.  It is being produced by the Bremen Numismatic Society as one of their series of books on various specialist topics.  Further details can be found at https://www.bng-bremen.de/ver%C3%B6ffentlichungen/

Peter Budgen
Congratulations on finally seeing your book in print, Peter. You must get a great deal of satisfaction from that.

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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 12:24:28 PM »
Thank you for all your comments.  It has given me a great deal of satisfaction to finally have this book published and available to the wider numismatic world.

For Alex Island.  Maldives has  been an independent state for well over 1000 years, apart from a couple of short periods when they were invaded by foreign powers.  These were relatively short periods, the longest being about 15 years and the shortest about 4 months.  The first one was before local coins were being produced.

There were no coins ever produced for individual islands or atolls.  As far as I can tell the coins were valid over the whole country, but whether they circulated to a great extent is debatable.  Most atolls away from the Male' group probably attained their living through trade.  The main trade products were cowrie shells (until about the 18th century), dried fish, coir (dried coconut husk fibres) that was usually made into rope and turtle shells.

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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 01:40:38 PM »
For Alex Island.  Maldives has  been an independent state for well over 1000 years, apart from a couple of short periods when they were invaded by foreign powers.  These were relatively short periods, the longest being about 15 years and the shortest about 4 months.  The first one was before local coins were being produced.
There were no coins ever produced for individual islands or atolls.

Thank you for the explanation!

I am passionate about geography in the Maldives and I have noticed that many of the individual islands and atolls are now hosting sporting events and issuing medals. For my own interest, I once found and saved in my archive photographs of dozens of medals with the name of any one atoll or island in the Maldives.
I think that these medals represent a separate direction that relates to geography and numismatics as well. It is likely that in your case such an area of ​​collecting is not considered, but for me it was curious as "geography in numismatics". However, if you find it interesting, I can show you some samples in the photos..
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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 04:55:19 PM »
Congratulation, Peter! A book I waited a long time for. :-)

Being proud to see your catalogue edited by my local coin club. That was my idea all the years, since I established the contact.

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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 05:45:26 PM »
I have the book now in hands. Great!!!

Only my name is written wrong ... ;-)

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Re: New Book on Local Coins from Maldives
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 12:22:12 PM »
Thank you for your comments.  I am very sorry that your name has been spelled wrongly.  That was something I missed spotting, but will try to have it corrected if a second batch of books are printed.