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.

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.