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Coin - 9 Piastres, Cyprus, 1913 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12296

9 Piastres, Issued by, Cyprus, 1913
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.7 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.655 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, rupee
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Cyprus
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1921 AD
Denomination: 9 Piastres
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP:; on bust truncation, the artist's initials, BM
Reverse Description: At centre, crowned shield of arms featuring a lion rampant to left; below crown, a scroll inscribed, CYPRUS; the date 1913 divided by the shield; below, outside partial circle of beads, NINE PIASTRES
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Cyprus, 1913
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1913
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911
References: Pridmore 12
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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