Monday, 6 May 2013

KUPANG JOHOR SULTAN ABDUL JALIL SHAH II

This is a gold coin from Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah III era. He became the ruler of Johor Empire in 1623CE. Round gold coin ( kupang ) under the rule of Johor Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah III ( 1623 - 1677 CE). Johor is located in the southern tip of Peninsular of Malaysia as well as the most southern point of the Asian Continent. The name of Johor originated from the Arabic word Jawhar which means jewel. It is also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Takzim ( Abode of Dignity). The Sultanate of Johor was founded by Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II , the son of exiled last Sultan of Malacca ( Sultan Mahmud Shah) in 1528 CE. Johor was part of Malaccan Sultanate prior to Malacca occupation by Portuguese in 1511 CE. Obv: Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah Rev: Khalifatul Mukmin Weight : 0.64 gm Dim : 11mm Rarity : Very Rare ( similar to SS09 except round shape)

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