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Offline Figleaf

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Clear and nicely conserved coin
« on: March 25, 2021, 02:00:58 PM »
Our partners at Numismatique.com invite our comments on the piece attached. The owner says it is bronze and it has a diameter of 1.5 to 2 mm, thickness 4 mm. The original thread is here.

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 04:14:25 PM »
Maldives, bodu (2) lari, Hasan Nur el-Din I 1778-1798 (1192-1213 H), 1207 H, KM 30.1

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 04:45:15 PM »
 :applause: :applause: :applause:

Maldive Islands KM 30 (Cr 28). Should have been dated 1200, I can see 120. There is a riser behind that could be a 1 or it could be the calligraphic version of "of the land". Should be 9.6 gr.

The scan is from Maldive Islands Money, by Tim Browder, San Diego 1969.

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 05:15:43 PM »
It is definitely 1207 Peter, the third date Krause lists. The 'V' is almost 'U' shaped and the right hand upright trails off the edge of the coin. Quite a few more dates have surfaced since Browder compiled his book.

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 05:35:32 PM »
Dear Peter, your coin in details:
Maldives, Hassan Noor al-Din I, AH 1207/1793 AD,  2 Lari "Bodu", Billon (AH 1197-1207/1783-1793 AD)
First photo:
السلطان   al-Sultan
حسن   Hassan
نور الدين   Noor al-Din
Second photo:
سلطان Sultan
١٢٠٧  1207
سنه   Sanah
البر والبحر  al-Bar wa al-Bahr
سلطان البر والبحر سنه ١٢٠٧
   , Sultan of the land and sea, year 1207.
Sultan Al-hajj Hassan Noor al-Din al-Iskandar I, was the Sultan of the Maldives. He was the son of Sultan Muhammad Mu'iz al-Din.

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Offline Guillaume Hermann

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 06:22:35 PM »
Wow! Quite incredible. Great congratulations sirs!
Is it a rare coin?

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 08:23:01 PM »
No. 53 in Peter Budgen's excellent book on Maldives Local Coins.
There are two types of obverses and two types of reverses,
this particular one is Obverse 2, Reverse A.

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always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 09:11:59 PM »
All Maldive island coins are hard to find. The double laris are even more difficult. However, the budus of this particular ruler are the easiest to find of the budus. At the same time, demand for Maldive Islands coins is small.

Peter
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Re: Clear and nicely conserved coin
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2021, 09:09:11 AM »
Thank you Andyg and Figleaf! Your messages have been published in French on the other forum. The owner of the coin thanks all of you for the "precious and precise" answers.