Zanzibar Map on Old Zanzibar Coin

$21.00Price

Design : Map of Zanzibar

Coin : Old Zanzibar Coin

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  • This very special coin is more than 120 years old,it is called Pysa.It was a Zanzibari coin that was struck in AH1299 (1882) and AH1304 (1887). The obverses of these coins have a pair of scales. The AH1299 coin was struck at the Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium while the AH1304 coin was struck at Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, England.These coins were commissioned by Sultan Barghash bin Said ibn Sultan who was, apparently and understandably, upset that his name was written incorrectly on the coins as "Sultan Said ibn Barghash ibn Sultan". It is accompanied by the expression "حفظه الله", "may Allah save him".These coins are used as medicine till nowadays since they are made out of red copper,which supports the immune system and cures skin irritations.Also there is a local believe that wearing a coin like this protects you from the evil spirit.Here we have cut the map of Zanzibar Island.

     

    Thanks for viewing this item !This is a cut coin pendant from "The Coins Shop" Collection.All our coins are cut by hand in our home workshop.My husband does all the cutting as he seems to be the patient one :)also because he really enjoys cutting.The rest is done by me.All the process is done by hand.It starts with polishing,designing,cutting by using a small jewelry saw and the final touches are done with a small file assuring a smooth finish.Each coin comes with a free handmade rope in different colours.The default colour is black.Let us know if you`d like a different one.You can have any coin customised so don`t hesitate to ask us to cut it in a different way even with your own design,name,initials,logo,symbol etc.Also if you`d like a bracelet,key chain,earrings or even a puzzle.If you`d like a bracelet or a key chain instead of a pendant and we keep the same design then price stays the same,you just need to let us know of your preference.If we change the design or we make a puzzle or earrings then the price will most possibly vary. We love doing custom work,because we know that everyone is unique and each time we do a personalised order we feel that we connect with the customers and they share with us a very special story.The feeling of knowing that you truly made someone happy is irreplaceable !This little coins keep so much history,art and big meanings in them.We add some creativity and hand craft and what an awesome piece of art you have!Such a great way this is to express your feelings about someone and show appreciation and care or even some self love too ;) Why not? Everyone deserves some love.And it seems to be the easiest way to find the right gift and to be sure the person will love it and will keep it with a warm feeling forever and beyond !