Yemen AH 1344 60 khumsi

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Heritage sale 410, part of lot ___
Courtesy Heritage Auctions
Steve Album sale 15, lot 1860
Courtesy of Steve Album

The Kathiri State of the Seiyun & Tarim is an area in the eastern part of present-day Yemen. 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 first example shown is a silver 60 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, ...KM106 60 Chomsihs 1344H, lustrous AU. All are scarce one year types." The second specimen was lot 1860 in Steve Album auction #15 on January 18-19, 2013. The lot description reads:
"QU'AITI STATE OF HADHRAMAUT: Abdat Umar bin Abdat, 1920-1939, AR 60 chomsihs, al-Ghurfah, AH1344, a lovely uncleaned example of this scarce denomination, NGC graded AU58."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.8 g, .900 fine silver, 27 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 106.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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