Zanzibar: Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id – 1287 – 1306 AH (1870 – 1888 AD) – 1 Pysa 1299 AH (1881 AD) KM # 1

Zanzibar: Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id - 1287 - 1306 AH (1870 - 1888 AD) - 1 Pysa 1299 AH (1881 AD) (obv.)

Zanzibar: Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id - 1287 - 1306 AH (1870 - 1888 AD) - 1 Pysa 1299 AH (1881 AD) (obv.)

Zanzibar: Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id - 1287 - 1306 AH (1870 - 1888 AD) - 1 Pysa 1299 AH (1881 AD) (rev.)

Zanzibar: Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id - 1287 - 1306 AH (1870 - 1888 AD) - 1 Pysa 1299 AH (1881 AD) (rev.)

Zanzibar: A Brief History

The British protectorate of Zanzibar and adjacent small islands, located in the Indian Ocean 22 miles (35 km.) off the coast of Tanganyika, comprised a portion of British East Africa. Zanzibar was also the name of a Sultanate which included the Zanzibar and Kenya protectorates. Zanzibar has an area of 637 sq. mi. (1,651sq. km.). Chief city: Zanzibar. The islands are noted for their cloves, of which Zanzibar is the world’s foremost producer. Zanzibar came under Portuguese control in 1503, was conquered by the Omani Arabs in 1698, became independent of Oman in 1860, and (with Pemba) came under British control in1890. [1] SCWC 1801-1900

Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id

Reign: 1287 – 1306 AH (1870 – 1888 AD)

Description:

The coin pictured above is a is a 1 Pysa from the era of Sultan Barghash Ibn Sa’Id, Sultan of Zanzibar.

Currency Denominations:

  • 64 Pysa (Pice) = 1 Rupee
  • 136 Pysa = 1 Ryal (to 1908)
  • 100 Cents = 1 Rupee (to 1909)

Obverse: Text within circle, surrounded by wreath. Text: “Sultan Sa’Id / bin Barghash / bin Sultan” with the text surrounding the Sultan’s name “Allah Hifzah” Translated: “May Allah Protect Him“.

Reverse: Scale with date 1299 AH in circle surrounded by wreath.

Mint: Heaton’s Mint, Birmingham, England.

Date: 1299 AH (1881 AD) (rev.)

Mintage: 4,640,000

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