Similar items over time

Coin - 1 Pice, Mombasa, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 10341

Summary:
1 Pice, Issued by, Imperial British East Africa Company, Mombasa, Kenya, 1888 AD, 1306 AH
Minted by Calcutta Mint, India
Statement Of Significance:
Between 1886 and 1895 The Imperial British East Africa Company had administrative rights in East Africa around Zanzibar. In 1887 the Sultan of Zanzibar ceded control over the port of Mombasa to British administration and the company took control. In 1888 it had coins struck by The Mint, Birmingham in terms British Indian rupees and fractions. In 1895 a British Protectorate was proclaimed over all of the companies teritories with administration under the British government. The rupee remained the standard coin of the new Protectorate, formally recognised by an Order in Council dated 19 May 1898.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.21 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, hey i have it any ane wont to buy number 707045486, hey am from kenya and also have a collection of british east african coins i.e imperial british east africa 1306-1888 queen elizabeth medallion crownd june 2nd 1953 contact me through 2540723575451 twamunyu gmail.com, i have one mombase 1306 empress british east africa co 1888 coin. if you are interested in this coin please contact me my number is 7830614075, i have it am in kenya kirinyaga, 0704295619
Themes this item is part of: Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Kenya - Mombasa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1888 AD 1306 AH
Denomination: 1 Pice
Obverse Description: At centre, a balanced set of scales; between pans an Arabic legend; around, IMPERIAL BRITISH EAST AFRICAN COMPANY 1888
Reverse Description: Within a circle of beads an Arabic legend in two lines; below, the mint mark, C/M; around above, MOMBASA 1306; around below, a laurel wreath
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Imperial British East Africa Company, Mombasa, Kenya, 1888
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), India, 1888
References: KM#1
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No