½ Abbasi / 2 Shahi Counterstamped


Country Ceylon
(Sri Lanka)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1080-1092 (1629-1681)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 2 Shahi (2/5)
Metal Silver
Weight 3.59 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 48, KM# 46, KM# 47
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Lettering and countermark

بگیتی سکه صاحبقرانی زد از توفیق حق عبّاس ثانی
ضرب تبریز

Translation: By the grace of God, Suleiman struck the sahebqerani coin throughout the world, struck at Huwaiza



لا اله الا الله/محمّد رسول الله/علی ولی الله
علی حسن حسین علی محمد جعفر موسی علی محمد علی حسن محمد

Translation: Shiite Kalima




Type I (Colombo) countermark on Persian ½ Abbasi (Mahmudi/Muhammadi) of Sulayman I Safavi, KM#225

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1629)  Type I (Colombo) countermark on Persian ½ Abbasi (Mahmudi/Muhammadi) of Safi I Safavi; KM#46
ND (1642)  Type I (Colombo) countermark on Persian ½ Abbasi (Mahmudi/Muhammadi) of Abbas II Safavi; KM#47
ND (1669)  Date off flan
1080 (1670) 
1085 (1675) 
1086 (1676) 
1088 (1677) 
1089 (1678) 
1091 (1680) 
1092 (1681) 

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