Morocco AH 1266-Fs 1 falus

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from the Ma’adi Collection
from the Ma’adi Collection

Prior to the coinage reform of 1889, Moroccan coins were either hammered or cast, and counterfeits abounded. What was lacking in local coins was made up for by the circulation of large quantities of foreign silver currency.

Shown is a one falus cast copper coin. It was issued under Moulay 'Abd al-Rahman (1822-1859 AD). It was cast at the Fez mint. The seal of Solomon decorates the obverse, and the date appears on the reverse. The date is AH 1266, or 1850 AD.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 4.7 g, cast bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 122a.2

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Gadoury, Victor, and George Cousinié, Monnaies Coloniales Françaises, 1670-1988, 2me Éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 1988.
  • Sanchez-Giron, J.M., Monedas de Marruecos, Ceuta, Spain: J.M. Sanchez-Giron, 1972.
  • Valentine, W.H., Modern Copper Coins of the Muhammadan States, London: Spink and Sons, 1911.

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