100 Qirsh - Mohammed local imitation

Features

Country Sudan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1255-1277 (1885)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 100 Qirsh (100)
Currency Mahdist - Piastre (1885-1898)
Composition Gold
Weight 7.57 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 114529
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References KM# 3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Toughra above value

Lettering:
١٠٠
ش

Translation: 100 Qirsh

Reverse

Regnal year, mint, and date

Lettering:
٢
ضرب
في
مصر
١٢٥٥

Translation:
Struck in Egypt
1255//2

Edge

Crude reeding

Comments

Struck by the Mahdi, which is a copy of the Egyptian coin 100 Qirsh (KM#235.1) under the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid I. This issue is more crude than the Egyptian type and has crude edge milling. It also has lighter weight. Reverse Arabic legend "Struck in Misr AH1255 Year 2" (Egypt); however they were struck in Sudan about AH1302 (1885).

Year AH1255//5 of the same coin is unlisted in Krause for this type, but was found at the British Museum:

© Image courtesy of British Museum

Another example was found similar to Egypt 100 Qirsh (KM#263) under Sultan Abdulaziz, dating AH1277 year 4:

© Image courtesy of British Museum

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1255 (1885) 2 ٢//١٢٥٥
1255 (1885) 5 ٥//١٢٥٥ [Unlisted in Krause]
1277 (1885) 4 ٤//١٢٧٧ [Unlisted in Krause]

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