Zanzibar One Pysa

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Date:23rd of November 1881 - 11th of November 1882 (c.)

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Zanzibar, copper 1 pysa

Hejira date 1299 (23 November 1881-11 November 1882)

Diameter 25mm

The obverse features Arabic writing within a central ring. The outer ring contains floral design. The reverse features balanced scales and the Hejira date in Arabic, 1299, within a central ring. The same floral design is around the outside. In 1964 Zanzibar united with Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4272.1994.127 (66/17195)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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