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Large and rare (30mm)! 3rd issue bastardo of Manuel I (1495-1521), Melaka, Portuguese India - coinage of Aleixo de Menezes type with V-O and no ecliptic circle, struck 1517-1518 (unlisted variety of #Sim.M21)

Large and rare (30mm)! 3rd issue bastardo of Manuel I (1495-1521), Melaka, Portuguese India - coinage of Aleixo de Menezes type with V-O and no ecliptic circle, struck 1517-1518 (unlisted variety of #Sim.M21)

+ : I : EWANVEL R(ex) P(ortugalie) ET A(lgarbiorum) D(ominus) GVINE(ae) (Manuel the First, King of Portugal and the Algrave, lord of Guinea), Portuguese coat of arms, V-O in fields / Armillary sphere with three lines of longtitude, six lines of latitude and NO ecliptic circle. Lopes Soares de Albergaria, 3rd governor of Portuguese India (1515-1518). Third series, struck 1517-1518. 30mm, 13.05 grams. Mint of Melaka. Sim M.21 var (with ecliptic circle); Fronteira No.E.1.03 (with ecliptic circle).

Rare unlisted variety without the ecliptic circle on the reverse!

Aleixo de Menenzes was the nephew of the 3rd governor of Goa, Lopes Soares de Albergaria (1515-1518). Menezes arrived in Melaka in June 1517 to supervise the production of the 3rd issue bastardos that were produced in Melaka over the next year. The third issue large bastardos are very rare.

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