Location : Malacca
Denomination : Dinheiro
Diameter : 17mm
Weight : 4grams
Reign of John III, 15th King of Portugal
and the Algrave ( 13th Dec 1521 – 11th June 1557 )
Tin ( Sn-60-80% )
Lead ( Pb 10-32% )
iron ( Fe 5-20% )
- Front : Cross of the ‘Military order of Christ’ with
letters in compartments “ISMA”.
- Back : Armillary sphere was an important
astronomical and navigational instrument for the Portugese.