Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Ancient Coin Review : Sultan Ahmad 1 ( Pasai Sultanate 1270-1295 CE) This one of earliest small coins or masakas during the time of Sultan Ahmad 1 .He reigned Pasai Sultanate from 1270-1295 CE. Pasai, also known as Samudera and Samudera-Pasai sometimes called Samudera Darussalam was a Muslim harbour kingdom on the north coast of Sumatra from the 13th to the 15th centuries CE. It was believed the word Samudera derived from Samudra meaning ocean in Sanskrit. According to Hikayat Raja-raja Pasai, it was said Merah Silu saw an ant as big as a cat, he caught it and ate it and he named the place Samandara. King Merah Silu later converted to Islam, known as Malik ul Salih, he was the sultan in year 1267 CE. Obv: Ahmad Rev: AsSultan Al Adil Weight : 0.26 gm Dim : 6mm Date : 1270-1295 CE Rarity : RRR Denom : 1/2 kupang or Masakas Material : Gold

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