Courtesy Heritage Auctions
The Qu'aiti State of the Hadhramaut is an area in the eastern part of present-day Yemen. The coinage is similar to that of the Kathiri State of Seiyun & Tarim, from which the Qu'aiti State of Hadhramaut separated in about 1925, claiming independence from the Kathiri sultan. It later formed part of the Protectorate of South Arabia, which was eventually annexed by South Arabia, and became part of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen. The example shown is a silver 30 khumsi (or chomsihs) dated AH 1344 (1925 AD). It sold for $207 as part of a group in the 2006 (World Coins) June Long Beach Signature Auction #410 by Heritage Auctions on June 1, 2006. The catalog description reads:
'Ghurfah - Quaiti State of Hadramaut. Silver Type Selection, ...30 Chomsihs 1334H, lustrous AU, small spot.... All are scarce one year types. Sold as is, no return lot.'
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 104.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.