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Portuguese Malacca, Sebastian I, 1554 - 1578

|Portugal|, |Portuguese| |Malacca,| |Sebastian| |I,| |1554| |-| |1578||2| |bazarucos|NEW
The crossed arrows symbolize the martyrdom of St. Sebastian. The two dots and initials indicate a value of 2 bazarucos. An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky, consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features, such as the ecliptic. The flag of Portugal features an armillary sphere.
ME92092. 2 bazarucos, Singh S.17, Mitchiner NI 3150 - 3153, VF, deposits, weight 2.354 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Malacca (Malaysia) mint, 1554 - 1578; obverse three arrows crossed and tied in the center, two raised dots between arrow tips and B-A flanking across field (2 bazarucos); reverse crude armillary sphere with ecliptic band above three parallels falling from right to left, raised dots at equator and the poles; scarce; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Palembang Sultanate, Java (Indonesia), 1400 - 1821 A.D.

|Other| |Asian| |Coins|, |Palembang| |Sultanate,| |Java| |(Indonesia),| |1400| |-| |1821| |A.D.||cash|
These coins, starting in the 1400s, were cast in tin alloyed with lead, denominated "pitis," one-sided, and generally inscribed in Arabic script. In 1821, the Dutch took control of Palembang and ended the local sultanate coinage. These coins were cast in "trees" and then broken off the trunks. It is common to find a remnant of the branch (casting sprue) that attached the coin to the tree.
CH96834. Tin cash, aF or better, bumps and scratches, as found patina and light encrustations, 13 - 20mm, obverse Arabic inscription, most with a round whole in center; reverse plain; c. 1400 - 1821 A.D, random selection from the actual coins in the photo, no more specific identification provided, if you order more than one and you want variety of types, ask us in the checkout comments to select the best possible variety, ONE COIN; $5.00 SALE PRICE $4.50


Khmer Kingdom of Angkor, 802 - 1450 A.D.

|Other| |Asian| |Coins|, |Khmer| |Kingdom| |of| |Angkor,| |802| |-| |1450| |A.D.||6| |units|
This type is found in Cambodia and Laos.
AE49660. Lead 6 units, Mitchiner ACW 5271, Mitchiner NI 2645, aEF, weight 19.454 g, maximum diameter 32.7 mm, obverse floral lotus pattern around center hole; reverse floral lotus pattern around center hole; particularly attractive for the type, large 6 unit denomination with 32.7 mm diameter; SOLD







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REFERENCES|

Cribb, J. "A Hoard of Cambodian Coins" in Coin Hoards, Vol. VI. (London, 1981).
Krause, C. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins. (Iola, WI, 2010 - ). Krisadaolarn, R. & V. Milhailovs. Siamese Coins: From Funan to the Fifth Reign. (Bangkok, 2012).
Mitchiner, M. Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 2: the Ancient and Classical World. (London, 1978).
Mitchiner, M. Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 3: Non-Islamic States & Western Colonies. (London, 1979).
Smirnova, O. Svodnyaei katalog Sogdiaeiskikh monet: bronza. (Moscow, 1981).

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