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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ancient Coin Review 19 : Sultan Salahudin ( Pasai Sultanate 1290-1297 CE)

This is a gold coin of Salahadin who reigned Pasai Sultanate 1290 -1297 CE.  He didnt bear the title Malik Az Zahir because he was the vice Sultan in Samudra Pasai under his older brother Ahmad.

Pasai, also known as Samudera and Samudera-Pasai sometimes called Samudera Darussalam was a Muslim harbour kingdom on the north coast of Sumatra from the 13th to the 15th centuries CE. It was believed the word Samudera derived from Samudra meaning ocean in Sanskrit. According to Hikayat Raja-raja Pasai, it was said Merah Silu saw an ant as big as a cat, he caught it and ate it and he named the place Samandara. King Merah Silu later converted to Islam, known as Malik ul Salih, he was the sultan in year 1267 CE.

Obv: Salahudin
Rev: AsSultan Al Adil
Weight : 0.61 gm
Dim : 10 mm
Date : 1290-1297 CE
Rarity : RRR
Denom : Kupang
Material : Gold
Reference : SP 3 pg 146 ( Jaarboek Voor Munt-en Penningkunde)

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