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Rare high quality tin dinheiro, Joao III (1521-1557), Lisbon mint for Melaka, Portuguese India

Rare high quality tin dinheiro, Joao III (1521-1557), Lisbon mint for Melaka, Portuguese India

St.George's cross, IOA:III:PORT:ET:AI+ / Astrolabe. 18.5mm, 1.59 grams. Lisbon mint for Melaka. Cast tin, superb condition for these, scarce, especially this nice! Sim J3.07; J.F.Vaz "Indo-Portuguese Money" J3.04

The coins of this type are usually found in low quality and were also poorly cast, with many coins miscast and showing casting holes. High quality pieces like this coins are quite rare.

Melaka was captured by the Portuguese on the 24th of August, 1511, after an attack on the city by a force led by Alfonso D'Albuquerque, the 2nd Viceroy of Portuguese India (1509-1515) and who was to become to the first governor of Melaka. The Melaka remained occupied by the Portuguese for the next 130 years, until the year 1541, when the Dutch occupied the city following an 8 months siege.

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