Millim: coin from Republic of Tunisia; 1/1000 dinar


5 millim, 1997: Republic of Tunisia

5 millim, 1997: Republic of Tunisia

Date on coin: AH 1418 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1997 (Gregorian calendar).

خمسـة مليمات: five millimes.

"5" between olive branches.

Cork oak tree (evergreen oak); the scientific name — Quercus suber.

البنك المركزي التونسي: Central Bank of Tunisia.

1997 - 1418.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

  • Aluminium: 24 mm - 1.5 g
  • Reference price: 0.2$

COIN MILLIM — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA (1960-...): millim = 1/1000 dinar
  2. SUDAN (1956-1980) — REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN + DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN: millim = 1/1000 pound

About the name of the coin millim (Arabic "مليم"): it is immediately worth noting that the numismatic catalogs mention two similar, related coins — millim (Sudan and Tunisia) and millieme (Libya and Egypt). It is not known why this or that name is used.
However, it is safe to say that these two coin names come from the French term "millième", which in turn is derived from the Latin "millesimus" — "thousandth" or "thousandth part of". The name of another coin — mil, — has a similar etymology.