Wednesday, October 5, 2011

156. johor tin katun hexagonal sultan anum unlisted unique

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin

image 2: inscriptions on the coin

This tin coin, which was found in the Sungai Johor brought some discussion among Malay Sultanate Coins enthusiasts.

At the first glance, I thought that the inscription on the coin is undecipherable, or perhaps representating a flower.

But upon closer inspection, and thanks to its still good condition, I can still read some of its Jawi inscriptions.

Ibrahim Bakar, author of book titled "Sejarah Matawang Negeri Kedah and Perlis" tried to decipher the inscriptions on this coin as "Sultan Anum" which means Young Sultan - Sultan Muda.

According to him, Young Sultan existed during Johor Sultanate, and was located in Jambi, Indonesia. Jambi, once was a part of Johor's territory.

Is this probably a special issue tin coin by the Young Sultan?

4 comments:

whycollect said...

Wow, these coins are so rich in history.
Keep it up, mnfaj :)

Niewmismatic Error Coins said...

Very nice and good specimen! Ada lebih!

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Thanks! Now I got my own team - currently consist of 3 persons - who are really into these tin coins. Thanks!

mnfaj said...

Thank you Mr Dickson. Tiada lebih la, ini satu-satunya yang kami ada. Bahkan ianya bukan milik saya, ianya milik kawan saya.

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