1786 Sumatra 3 Keping

A crummy example of an East India Company 3 Keping coin. The obverse shows the bale mark, or merchant’s mark, of the company and the date 1786. The reverse has Jawi script with the denomination and Islamic calendar date of 1200.

The Kepings were the first coins made by Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint in England and first numismatic pieces that used James Watt’s steam engine.

Reference: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces320044.html

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