1521 - 1557 - Portuguese Ceilão

Copper - Quarter Bazaruco - Cross + Globe

The copper Quarter Bazaruco with a Cross and Globe struck probably in Colombo, fort São Lourenço for circulation in Ceilão, and attributed to the reign of D. João III (1521-1557).

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/4 Bazaruco
AlloyCopper
Typestruck
Diameter10. mm
Thickness_._ mm
Weight mean0.75 gms
Weight0.79 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeSmooth
DieAxis_____°
MintCeilão
J3_02.01_obverse J3_02.01_reverse
Codrington Unlisted ; Gomes J3:02.01 ; KM #1
Obverse : Cross in dotted circle
Reverse : Globe in dotted circle.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/4 Bazaruco
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter13. mm
Thickness_._ mm
Weight mean0.75 gms
Weight0.73 gms
ShapeElliptical
EdgeSmooth
DieAxis_____°
MintCeilão
J3_02.03_obverse J3_02.03_reverse
Codrington Unlisted ; Gomes J3:02.03 ; KM #1 var
Obverse : Cross on base in dotted circle
Reverse : Elliptical Globe within dotted circle, 3-prong on top.

Gomes gives the weight range of 0.6-0.9 grams for this type.

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Chapter VIII Portuguese - Plate xxx. Page xxx
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories- 1601-1948
  C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman. page xxx-xxx
* Moedas Portuguesas 1128-1988, by Alberto Gomes. Lisbon 1987
* Collection Henry Thomas Grogan, J. Schulman, Auction 23-02-1914.
* Non-Islamic and Western Colonies since 600 AD by by Michael Mitchiner.

I thank Jan Lingen who kindly sent me the 300 dpi scans of these rare coin from his collection and are displayed at xxx dpi.