Angola Coin

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Title

Angola Coin

Original Format

Silver coin

Physical Dimensions

Weight: 5.85 grammes
Diameter: 26 millimetres

Description

Silver coin.(obverse) Crowned coat of arms at centre. Inscription around the edges.
(reverse) Denomination surrounded by wreath at centre. Inscription around the edges.

Denomination

macuta

Production Place

Issued in: Guinea; (Africa, Guinea), Lower Guinee of Angola

Inscription(s)

Inscription Position: obverse
Inscription Language: Latin
Inscription Content:
MARIA.I.D.G.REGINA.P.ET.D.GUINEAE
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Language: Portuguese
Inscription Content: AFRICA PORTUGUEZA / MACUTAS 4 / 1796

Authority

Ruler: Maria I, Queen of Portugal

Date

1796

Museum Number

SSB, 154.100

Source

British Museum, Department of Coins and Medals

Source URL

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_SSB-154-100

Acquisition name

Donated by: Dorothea, Lady Banks
Previous owner: Sarah Sophia Banks

Acquisition Date

1818

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Trustees of the British Museum

Citation

“Angola Coin,” Exploring The Collections of Sarah Sophia Banks, accessed August 12, 2020, http://www.sarahsophiabanks.com/items/show/7.

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