1646 - 1794 - Dutch India

Paliakate - VOC II-Kas

VOC two Kas copper coin issued by the Dutch Mint in Paliakate . They are found in Lanka.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwo Kas
Alloy Copper
Type Struck
Diameter 13.0 mm
Thickness 3.8 mm
Weight Legal3.30 gms
Weight 3.40 gms
Shape Round
Edge Plain
Die Axis 270°
Mint Paliakate
Paliakate_2kas_cud_obverse Paliakate_2kas_cud_reverse
Scholten 1222b Codrington # ; Dutch India KM # 44
Obverse : II above the VOC monogram with the foot slightly between the arms of the V, in beaded circle.
Reverse : Arabic characters degraded to undulated lines

Scholten lists three varieties of the 2-kas coin, with (a) linear (b) beaded and (c) linear and beaded circles.

Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  PULICAT Chapter X Dutch Page 137
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories-1601-1948 by C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam:
  Jacques Schulman. Chapter X PULICAT page 133.

The coin image from ebay listing is displayed at 500 dpi. It was won on eBay Auction in 2004 January from a dealer in Netherlands.