Thursday, 14 July 2016

THAILAND PRIVATE TIN TOKEN - NEGERI SINGGORA

 
Thailand Private Tin Token

Weight 13.35 g, diameter 38.5 mm

Obverse: Chinese Zhen Xing Tong Bao raise, excite, arouse action thrive, prosper, flourish Bao zhen = raise, excite, arouse action xing = thrive, prosper, flourish Pridmore: Money of the Impulse to prosperity company

Reverse: Arabic and Thai inscriptions (Arabic characters slightly blundered). Pridmore: Arabic Malay: negri singgura = City of Singgora Siamese: song khla = Singgora Metal: tin According to the information from a coin dealer, it is a private token (jokoh) issued in the province of Patalung (Phatthalung, southern Thailand) and used in Kelantan (Malaysia) and Thailand as private money in the 19th century.

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