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Kingdoms in Malaysia, from ancient to modern

Malaysia was usually fractured between different powers from the earliest times. As a major producer of tin in the area, it is not surprising that most of their coinage was made of tin. Their coins were almost always cast - many pieces were based on the Chinese pattern, while many other coins of the Muslim rulers had arabic inscription and followed Islamic patters.
Numerous pre-monetary artifacts made of tin, cast in shape of animals, fish, boats and ingots, circulated as money as well until the 19th century.

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Rare! Heavy! 98 mm long, 50.29 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency) Rare! 62 mm long, 13.82 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Rare! Heavy! 98 mm long, 50.29 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Rare! 62 mm long, 13.82 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
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Rare! 84 mm long, 18.89 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency) Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
Rare! 84 mm long, 18.89 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
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Rare! 92 mm long, 45.11 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency) Rare! 89 mm long, 39.43 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Rare! 92 mm long, 45.11 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Rare! 89 mm long, 39.43 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
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Rare! 72 mm long, 34.62 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency) Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
Rare! 72 mm long, 34.62 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency)
Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
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Rare! 94 mm long, 37.39 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
Rare! 94 mm long, 37.39 g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency
Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
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Price: US$17.95
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Rare crude "cone" tin money (1/2 tahil) - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century Rare crude "cone" tin money (1/2 tahil) - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
Rare crude "cone" tin money (1/2 tahil) - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
Rare crude "cone" tin money (1/2 tahil) - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
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Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia Rare crude "cone" tin money (1/3 tahil) with an uncertain stamped character - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
Tin "two rings" from cockerel also known as "Duit Ayam", equivalent of 2-cents, Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Abidin Muazzam Shah (1710-1773), Kedah Sultanate in Malaysia
Rare crude "cone" tin money (1/3 tahil) with an uncertain stamped character - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
Price: US$17.95
Price: US$24.95
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Rare crude "cone" tin money (1 tahil) - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
Rare crude "cone" tin money (1 tahil) - pre-coinage money of the pre-Islamic Perak and Selangor, Malay Peninsula, ca.12th-mid.15th century
Price: US$24.95
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