Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coin # 1 - Maldives 10 Laari

Bought this coin recently as it has a ship design.

The reverse side of coin has mint mark MMA that represents Maldives Monetary Authority. The reverse of this coin has a watercraft which is known as Odi or Dhoni, traditional fishing boat of Maldives. It is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. It is handcrafted and its use within the multi-island nation has been very important.

A dhoni resembles a dhow, a traditional Arab sailing vessel. The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest known sea vessels in the Maldives. Many of these traditional sailing vessels were, of necessity, built using coconut palm timber. The sailing dhoni was used in earlier days by Maldivian fishermen. During the industrial revolution many fisherman changed to a mechanized dhoni.

Source: Wikipedia

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