Solot: coin from Kingdom of Siam; 1/2 att


1 solot, 1882: Kingdom of Siam

1 solot, 1882: Kingdom of Siam

Ruler: Chulalongkorn (Rama V) — king of Siam during 1868-1910.

Date on coin: ๑๒๔๔ (1244: Chula Sakarat) = 1882 (Gregorian calendar).

The Chula Sakarat calendar was used in Siam during 1835-1887.

A wreath made from the Cassia javanica plant — one of Thailand's Nine Auspicious Trees (bring good luck, ensure continued high rank and afford victory).

โสลด ๑๖ อันเฟื้อง: 16 pieces are equal to 1 fueang (1 fueang = 16 solots).

Royal monogram of King Rama V: crowned stylized จปร — abbreviation of his title (จุฬาลงกรณ์ รมินท ร์ — Chulalongkorn Paramin /Supreme/ R).

กรุงสยาม รัชกาลที่ ๕: Siam, Rama V.

Heaton mint (mint of Birmingham, Great Britain).

Mintage: 2.560.000.

  • Copper: 21 mm - 2.75 g
  • Reference price: 9$

COIN SOLOT — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF SIAM (1862-1905): solot = 1/2 att = 1/16 fueang = 1/128 baht

About the name of the coin solot: the name of the solot coin comes from the word "soḷasa" — "sixteen" (16 solots were equal to a fueang) in the Pali liturgical language (the main language of Buddhist ceremonies in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka)...