Thursday, October 6, 2011

157. johor tin katun coin bar with undecipherable inscription round shape

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin

image 2: inscription on the coin

Our smallest katun! Only 7cm of diameter.

Looking at this coin, we also wonder, is this really a coin?

Apparently, this is a round-shaped katun, with a bar and inscriptions stamped into the center of the coin on obverse. The reverse is blank.

The lone inscription could be a part of Adil.


And about the geometry of this coin, one collector at his first glance described this coin as having the shape of a leaf. And if we take a closer look, we can actually see the silhouette of a circle. Probably this is the intended shape of this coin.

Unearthed at Sungai Johor, Kota Tinggi.

2 comments:

whycollect said...

Queer looking coin :)

mnfaj said...

Thank you whycollect. :)

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