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Monday, March 16, 2015

Ancient Coin Review 68 : Sultanate Terengganu (18th Century C.E)

This is an undated pitis coin from Sultanate Terengganu from late 18th Century or early 19th Century

Terengganu was an important trading centre in the 13th Century. Later it became a vassal state of the Majapahit Empire of Java. By the end of the 14th Century, a Muslim community is known to have flourished in Terengganu. Subsequently, it became a tributary state of the Malacca Empire in the 15th Century.After the fall of Malacca Empire, Terengganu was claimed by the Johor Empire as part of the territories inherited from the former Malacca Empire.In the 17th Century, Johor ruler's brother was proclaimed as the first ruler of Terengganu. ( from Saran Singh's)

Obv: Kali Malik Al Adil ( The reign of the Just Ruler)
Rev: Blank
Weight : 4.16gm
Dim : 21mm
Rarity : Common
Denom : Pitis
Material : Tin
Reference : SS33

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