200 Escudos 1997 - Bento De Gois - China


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General Description Bento de Góis (1562, Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal - 11 April 1607, Suzhou, Gansu, China), was a Portuguese Jesuit Brother, Missionary and explorer.

He is mainly remembered as the first known European to travel overland from India to China, via Afghanistan and the Pamirs. Inspired by controversies among the Jesuits as to whether the Cathay of Marco Polo's stories is the same country as China, his expedition conclusively proved that the two countries are one and the same, and, according to Henry Yule, made "Cathay... finally disappear from view, leaving China only in the mouths and minds of men".
Catalog code KM#700
Diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 2.75 mm
Weight 21.1500 g
Material Copper-Nickel
Orientation Coin
Mint Portugal - Lisbon
Edge Type reeded
Designer A. Marinho
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