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My Second Kupang

Started by Pellinore, November 23, 2020, 11:09:00 PM

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This is also an Indonesian small gold coin from Early Modern Times, made for the sultanate Aceh in the upper North of Sumatra, in the later 17th century AD. That era was dominated by female figurehead rulers. Don't know how this worked! The coin dates from AH 1089-1099 = AD 1678-1688. Charles II-James II, middle Kangxi Emperor - that time.

If you look at the style, you say: millions of this type must have been made, the tiny gold coins. They are not rare and the price just over that of gold. Lucky for us: artistic excellence. For now: hard to read, and I don't know which side to call the obverse.

Sultanate of Aceh, gold kupang. Zakiyat Al-Din 'Inayat Shah, AH 1089-1099. 13 mm, 0.60 gr.

-- Paul


Dear Paul, your coin details:
Sultanate of Aceh, Sultanah Inayat Zakiat al-Din Shah, no date, Gold Kupang (AH 1089-1100/ 1678-1688)
Reverse (Left photo):
زكيه الدين شاه بردوله , Zakiat al-Din Shah berdaulat (sovereign state).
Obverse (Right photo):
فادك سر (پادوكا سري) سلطانه شاه عنايه ,  Padoeka (Paduka) Sri Sultanah Shah Inayat.
Sultanah Inayat Zakiat al-Din Shah was the sixteenth monarch of the Acèh Dar al-Salam and the third Sultanah regnant to rule in succession. Her reign lasted from 1678 to 1688 and was generally peaceful.

Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".


Thank you, Maythem! And please, what is the meaning of Paduka?
— Paul


Dear Paul, Paduka Sri, means, "Her (Your) Majesty", a title.

Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".