1621 - 1640 - Portuguese Ceilão
Tutenag - Half Bazaruco - Globe + GridIron

The Tutenag - Half Bazaruco with Armillary Globe and Gridiron of Saint Laurence struck in Colombo, fort São Lourenço for circulation in Ceilão, with no date during the reign of D. Filippe III (1621-1640).

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTanga
AlloySilver
TypeStruck
Diameter15.6 mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight legal1.50 gms
Weight1.48 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeSmooth
DieAxis180°
MintColombo
1621_GI_F3_Hbazco_zn_obverse 1621_GI_F3_Hbazco_zn_reverse
Codrington PL 115 ; Gomes F3: ; F.Vas F3.42 KM #5.1
Obverse : Crude representtion of Armillary Globe within plain line circle.
Reverse : Gridiron of Saint Laurence divides S L (São Lourenço) and flames below within plain line circle.

The Portuguese fort at Colombo was the Fortress of São Lourenço.

Codrington (VIII-22:e,p.100) lists it among coins of rough execution with the Gridiron.

Krause Lists Bazaruco with weight 3.0 grams as KM #5

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Chapter VIII Portuguese - Plate V. Page 100
* Indo Portuguese Money, by J Ferraro Vaz, . Braga, Portugal 1980 p.149
* Moedas Portuguesas 1128-1988, by Alberto Gomes. Lisbon 1987 p.149
* Collection Henry Thomas Grogan, J. Schulman, Auction 23-02-1914.
* Non-Islamic and Western Colonies since 600 AD by by Michael Mitchiner.

The VF grade coin was scanned at 600 dpi and images are displayed at 500 dpi. It is from part of Lalith Raddella's collection purchased in 2016 December.