German East Africa coins Silver Rupie Rupee Coin of Kaiser Wilhelm II

German East Africa Silver Rupee Coin
German East Africa Silver Rupee coin of Wilhelm II
DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA RUPIE
German East African rupie
German East Africa Silver Rupee Coin of 1911.
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Obverse: Helmeted and uniformed bust of William II as german emperor left.
Legend: GUILELMUS II IMPERATOR

Reverse: Denomination (1 RUPIE) , year (1911) and mint initial (J) within palm-wreath.
Legend: DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA


Reference: KM-10.
Mint Place: Hamburg (J); Denomination: Rupee (Rupie)
Weight: 11,61 gram of  Silver (.917); Diameter: 31 mm

   German East Africa, the country traversed by Colonel (Teddy) Roosevelt, when he was on his famous hunting trip in 1908 African safari tour, Tanzanian safaris, is still known for “Safari” trips. Natives are employed to carry tents, food, and other supplies. Each man, in accordance with government requirements, must receive a blanket, or sweater and a water bottle. He is supposed to carry on his head a load weighting not to exceed sixty pounds, and to average from fourteen to eighteen miles per day while he is on the march. His pay is an average of one dollars per week. In addition to his pay, each man receives two pounds of ground corn or mealies, which he eats only after the days march is over.

  Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preu├čen; Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe, two notable contemporary relations being his first cousin King George V of the United Kingdom, founder of the House of Windsor, and his second cousin Tsar Nicholas II of the House of Romanov, the last ruler of the Russian Empire before the Russian Revolution of 1917 which deposed the monarchy.
Crowned in 1888, he dismissed the Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 and launched Germany on a bellicose "New Course" in foreign affairs that culminated in his support for Austria-Hungary in the crisis of July 1914 that led to the First World War. Bombastic and impetuous, he sometimes made tactless pronouncements on sensitive topics without consulting his ministers, culminating in a disastrous Daily Telegraph interview that cost him most of his power in 1908. His top generals, Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff, dictated policy during the First World War with little regard for the civilian government. An ineffective war leader, he lost the support of the army, abdicated in November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands.