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Monday, September 14, 2015

Ancient Coin Review 82 : Antique Palembang Coin 1198 AH ( Sultan Muhammad Baharuddin)

This is a copper pitis from Palembang Sultanate.
This pitis was struck during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Baharuddin (1778-1803CE)
 ِِAbove is the inscription extracted from the coin
 هذا فلوس في ملك فلمبغ سنه ٨ ٩ ١ ١
Hadha Falus Fi Malik Palembang sanah 1198.
This is the money of King of Palembang year 1198
Reverse is blank.
1198 AH is equivalent to  1783 CE.
It seems that this calligraphy is Thuluth in style.

The Palembang Sultanate emerged after the collapse of Majapahit Empire in 1550 CE. It was started by the son of the last ruler of Majapahit who converted to Islam and changed his name from Ario Dillah to Ario Abdillah.

Obv: Hadha Falus Fi Malik Palembang 1198
Rev: Blank
Weight : 1.99 gm
Dim : 22mm
Date : 1198 AH
Rarity :
Denom : Pitis
Material : Copper
Reference :TBA

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