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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ancient Coin Review 26 : Kelantan Sultanate Pitis ( Sultan Muhammad IV - 1900 - 1920 CE)

This is a tin coin from Sultan Muhammad IV era of Kelantan Sultanate. He became the sixth sultan in 1900 CE. During his reign, the transfer of Kelantan to the Straits Settlements Government in 1909 has caused the issue of all pitis or keping discontinued.

Circular tin coin ( pitis / keping) under the rule of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad IV( 1900-1920 CE) minted in 1321AH = 1904 CE.

Obverse : Belanjaan Kerajaan Kelantan = Currency of Kelantan Govt.
Reverse : Duriba fi Dhul' Hijja Sanat 1321 = minted in Dhul Hijja year 1321 AH
Weight : 3.60 gm
Dim : 21mm
Rarity : Common ( ref SS24 pg 225)

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