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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ancient Coin Review 61 : Sultan Abul Din ( Pasai Sultanate 1406-1412 CE)

This one of earliest small coins or masakas during the time of Sultan Abul Din .He reigned Pasai Sultanate from 1406-1412 CE. It was presumed that he was the old fisherman who married the widow of Sultan Zain Al Abidin II.

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: Ahmad Abul Din
Rev: AsSultan Al Adil
Weight : 0.26 gm
Dim : 6mm
Date : 1406 - 1412 CE
Rarity : RRR
Denom : 1/2 kupang or Masakas
Material : Gold
Reference :  No reference

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