Sunday, February 6, 2011

PORTUGUESE INDIA COINS

The Portuguese were the first people who thought to establish their territorial dominion in India. After obtaining the approval letter from the Zamorin, the Raja of Calicut, the trade between India and Portugal began. Establishing the trade and commercial relation with India had given rise to the thought of establishing their supremacy in the eastern seas. With the indulgence of political intrigues in the Indian states, the Portuguese succeeded in establishing their settlements at Diu, Daman, Salsette, Bassein, Chaul and Bombay on the west coast, San Thome near Madras and Hooghly in Bengal. They also extended their authority over the major part of Ceylon. Later due the Portuguese lost most of their territories and by the end of the eighteenth century only Diu, Daman and Goa were in their dominion.


SOME OF MY PORTUGUESE INDIA COINS

PORTUGUESE INDIA 30 REIS OR HALF TANGA COIN



PORTUGUESE INDIA COIN ATIA YEAR 1768 



PORTUGUESE INDIA SIX REIS COIN



PORTUGUESE INDIA BAZARUCO YEAR 1698 COIN



THE ABOVE GIVEN IMAGES ARE FROM MY OWN COLLECTIONS