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Offline bart

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Some other pitis? 4
« on: January 02, 2012, 09:19:47 PM »
Here are the last 2 : both uniface. The first has a diameter of 21 mm, the second of 19.5 mm.

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Re: Some other pitis? 4
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 11:22:40 PM »
I have no doubt that this is NvdC 193 dated 1198. I have not seen this type before. NvdC says the text on the coin is: "haza felus fi balad Palembang sanat 1198" - this felus is from the state of Palembang year 1198.

The coins without a hole are called pitis buntu (filled, clogged pitis). They were kept in a kupat, a bag made of leaves, containing 250 coins (but nobody counted them). A kupat was reckoned to equal 20 Dutch duit coins or 1/16th Spanish real.

The holed coins, known as pitis teboh, were strung on ratan by 500 pieces, called chuchub. A chuchub went for 1/8th real or 40 duit coins.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.