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Started by Figleaf, February 04, 2009, 10:21:59 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on February 04, 2009, 10:21:59 PMI believe this coin is a pitis of Bantam, as described in Oeang (number 41, cross reference Millies 113) Can anyone confirm? Oeang says the text is pangéran ratu ing banten. Is this correct? I have seen an attribution to Abu-i-Mufakhir Muhammad-Abdul Qadir (1618-1631) and in Oeang to Abdul Mufakhir (1596-1643). If this is the same sultan, what are the correct dates? If not, which of the two is more likely?
Quote from: Figleaf on February 13, 2009, 12:42:50 AMAnother set of dates: 1550-1596. This gets confuseder and confuseder Peter
Quote from: Figleaf on February 19, 2009, 11:36:09 PMGreat fun, thelawnet. Thanks! The text was obviously inspired by documents in Dutch. This explains names like Danielszn (Danielson) and Karel (Charles). What still puzzles me is the name of the return ship Kemphoorn. Even if you replace the K by a C, I cannot think of an English name that would fit. However, if you replace the o's by a's (written almost the same in 17th century texts) you are very close to Kemphaan (fighting cock), which would make it a Dutch ship. This would also make sense because the VOC took its trading monopoly on the East Indies quite seriously, so a Dutch ship would have been safer.