1 Riyal

Features

Country Ra's Bab al-Mandab
(Yemenite states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1780
Value 1 Riyal (1)
Currency Riyal (countermarked coinage, c. 1880-1890)
Composition Silver (.833)
Weight 28.0668 g
Diameter 41 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 371
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Right facing portrait of Empress Maria Theresia of habsburg surrounded by the legend "Maria Theresia, Dei Gratia, Romanorum Imperatrix, Hungariae Bohemiaeque Regina".
Shaykh Sa'id fi Ra's al-Mandab, in a circular indent counterstamp

Lettering:
M·THERESIA·D·G· R·IMP·HU·BO·REG·
الشيخ سعيد في راس باب المندب
S·F·

Translation:
Maria-Theresia, by the Grace of God, Roman Empress, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia
Cheikh Saïd in Ra's Bab al-Mandab

Reverse

Imperial double-headed eagle with the arms of Austria at the centre, surrounded by four quarters representing Hungary, Bohemia, Burgundy and Burgau (Günzburg). Legend around "Archidux Austriae, Dux Burgundiae, Comes Tyrolis".

Lettering: ARCHID·AVST·DUX· BURG·CO·TYR·1780·X

Translation: Archduchess of Austria, duchess of Burgundy, comtess of Tyrol

Edge

Inscripted

Lettering: IUSTITIA ET CLEMENTIA

Comments

Mitch#1492, Gadoury#19, Hafner#114
Host Coin: Austria - Habsburg -  1 Thaler (KM#T1)
Host Date: 1780

In 1868, a French company purchased the port of Sheikh Sa'eed and approximately 400,000 acres of surrounding land from the local tribe. In 1869, the purchase was annulled as the purchase price was only partially paid. At the end of the 19th century, the port was described as French, British, or Turkish territory, depending on the map consulted. The fort of Shaykh Sa'id was located on the border between Ottoman Yemen and the British Aden Protectorate at the mouth of the Red Sea. Considered a spurious issue, but with only about 10 known on this host.

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1780 X Countermarked circa. 1880-1890

Get this coin

No member from this site currently wants to exchange it.

Numista Rarity index: 97 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

Bullion value: 19.38 USD Search tips
This value is given for information purpose only. It is based on a price of silver at 829 USD/kg. Numista does not buy or sell coins or metal.

» Buy coins from Ra's Bab al-Mandab

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add data on this page
Match past online sales
Register a past auction sale