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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ancient Coin Review 81 : Rare gold kupang of Sultan Ahmad Malik AzZahir ( Pasai Sultanate 1346-1383 CE)

Indonesia, Pasai Sultanate situated north of Sumatera island. type gold Mas of Sultan Ahmad Malik Az Zahir reigned from 1346-1383AD. This is a rare coin with a gold piece stuck on the reverse side of the coin.
Obv: AsSultan Al Adil
Rev: Ahmad Malik AzZahir

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.

Weight, g: 0.69gm
Size, mm: 10mm
Date: 1346-1383AD
Denomination: Kupang

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