1 Pysa, Zanzibar, 1299 AH (1882 AD) – tezbid

1 Pysa, Zanzibar, 1299 AH (1882 AD)

  • Rs. 450.00

1 pysa coin issued in the name of Bargash, the Sultan of Zanzibar. The coin carries the date according the Arabic calendar - 1299 AH or 1882 AD. The word 'pysa' is derived from 'paisa' or 'pice' - the subunit of the Indian currency. This coin was same in value as the British Indian 1/4 anna. Zanzibar was a part of the Sultanate of Oman - which was divided into two separate kingdoms when the sultan died in 1856. In the later 19th century, Zanzibar became a British protectorate. 

While strictly not an Indian coin, this coin was based on the Indian currency of the British period. 

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Weight: 6.5 grams (approx)

Diameter: 25 mm (approx)

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