Thailand coin dating
Thailand coin dating
A man from Bangkok became the second lucky Thai to find an extremely rare one-baht coin that collectors are chasing after. The shop yesterday posted the good news that they just traveled to Bangkok to buy the second rare coin from a man.
The hapless reptile underwent a seven hour operation in Bangkok last week to remove five kilogrammes (11 pounds) of coins from her digestive tract—good luck pennies thrown into the pool she swam in.Many Thais believe that throwing coins on turtles will bring longevity.Typically, a green sea turtle has a lifespan of around 80 years, said Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, dean of Chulalongkorn University's veterinary faculty.The stash was too big to take out through the 10-cm (4-inch) incision they had made, so it had to be removed a few coins at a time. While recovering in Chulalongkorn University's animal hospital, the turtle will be on a liquid diet for the next two weeks.Bank was brought in to veterinarians by the navy, which found her ailing in her seaside hometown.Oriental coins generally were not dated until the 19th or 20th century.
However some mints made minor differences in the style of the characters on Cash coins, which allowed the coins to be dated to the exact year they were made even though they did not carry a visible date.Nantarika Chansue, a vet in charge of Chulalongkorn hospital's aquatic research centre, said she was overjoyed by just how much movement Omsin had gained in her flippers since the operation."Before this she didn't use her left side at all, because every time she moved it probably made it painful," she told AFP, as her patient splashed around.The weight cracked the turtle's ventral shell, causing a life-threatening infection.Five surgeons from Chulalongkorn University's veterinary faculty patiently removed the coins over four hours while "Bank" was under general anesthesia. Now it's up to Bank how much she can recover," said Pasakorn Briksawan, one of the surgical team.After the rise of Islam coins began to be dated based on the number of years since Mohammed fled to Medina in 622AD (AH date).