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Galle Agri-Horticultural Exhibition
Posted by: Jennifer van der Greft (ID *****8789) Date: August 16, 2005 at 05:38:03
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Dear Listers,
I have a silver big coin 3.7 cm diam with on the one side: the VOC monogram
inside a shield with the two lions on either side and a tiny peacock
or rooster standing separated at the top. The other side says "Galle
Agri-Horticultural Exhibition" there is no date struck at all. The
rim is about 4mm thick, but the coin is not 4 mm thick.

Unfortunately I cannot find any reference to it and wondered if you
have any knowledge concerning its origin, why, how what. The
combination of the Dutch VOC with on the otherside the English wording
is strange.

I have asked Mr. Kavan Ratnatunga for particulars as he has a great
coin page, but he also has no reply for me and will do some research
later in Sept. In the meantime maybe history-wise anyone of you knows
about this exhibition?
Thank you,
Jennifer
PS this msg is also posted on the SL rootsweb page and the SRILANKA-L@rootsweb.com


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