Coins

The very first coin in Hipomi's collection is one that a friend brought her in December 2000. Now there are several coins in her collection box, and, in May 2002, she finally managed to get an ancient Roman coin - 1,800 years old.

May 28, 2002


Roman Coin
Otacilla Severa,
wife of Emperor Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

A silver coin of the Roman imperial government One of the animal pattern series, made as to commemorate the first 1,000 years of the Roman empire. Otacilla Severa might have been the first hippo fan, 1,800 years ago. A Roman soldier in Africa put some silver coins in a pot and buried them under the ground. The soldier never came back, and the coins had been waiting to be found for hundreds of years. There are several types of hippos on these coins. Hipomi is hoping to find another one of with shorter and bigger legs. (Diameter 22.8mm)

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

1996

50000Pesos

Platinum mirror surface finishing
(Diameter 38mm)

Republic of Zambia

2000

1000Kwacha

Zambia is a landlocked country in Africa, famous for the Victoria Falls.
(Diameter 40mm)

Somali Democratic Republic

1998

25Shillings

Color printed on platinum. Surprisingly, this 25 Shilling coin is worth about 1 US cent.
(Diameter 38mm)

Republic of The Gambia

1970

8Shillings

(Diameter 42mm)

Arab Republic of Egypt

1994

5Egyptian Pounds

Silver mirror surface finishing.This hippo was among the goods included in an Egyptian grave.
(Diameter 38mm)

The Republic of the Sudan

1976

5Pounds

One of series of commemorative coins for nature conservation. Silver mirror surface finishing.
(Diameter 42mm)


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