King Joseph’s gold Xerafins

2019-07-15 Mon

King Joseph I was known as ‘The Reformer, his reign saw the invasion of Franco-Spanish which also considered the most difficult event of his administration. This gold coin of Goa was issued during the reign of King Joseph I in 1766 AD. It was sold for INR 1, 30,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery on 12th August 2017 in Ahmadabad.

This coin was issued when Goa was under the control of Portuguese. The obverse of this coin depicts long cross, it divides the value into two syllabi within the dotted border. The reverse of this coin depicts a crowned arm within the dotted border.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery