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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 quality bazarucco, Philip I-III (1580-1641), Portuguese India Rare tin pitis, Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Rare quality bazarucco, Philip I-III (1580-1641), Portuguese India
Rare tin pitis, Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Price: US$18.00
Price: US$27.50
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Rare tin pitis, Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia Rare! Tin cash of Muzzafar Shah (1445-1458), Melaka Sultanate
Rare tin pitis, Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), Palembang mint, Palembang Sultanate, Sumatra, Indonesia
Rare! Tin cash of Muzzafar Shah (1445-1458), Melaka Sultanate
Price: US$30.00
Price: US$28.50
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Rare! Tin cash of Muzzafar Shah (1445-1458), Melaka Sultanate Rare! Tin cash of Muzzafar Shah (1445-1458), Melaka Sultanate
Rare! Tin cash of Muzzafar Shah (1445-1458), Melaka Sultanate
Rare! Tin cash of Muzzafar Shah (1445-1458), Melaka Sultanate
Price: US$32.00
Price: US$37.50
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Very rare type and superb quality! Tin dinheiro, Sebastian (1554-1578), Melaka mint, Portuguese Far East - Sim.S.10 type Very rare type! Tin dinheiro, Sebastian (1554-1578), Melaka mint, Portuguese Far East - Sim.S.10 type
Very rare type and superb quality! Tin dinheiro, Sebastian (1554-1578), Melaka mint, Portuguese Far East - Sim.S.10 type
Very rare type! Tin dinheiro, Sebastian (1554-1578), Melaka mint, Portuguese Far East - Sim.S.10 type
Price: US$145.00
Price: US$60.00
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Rare! 90 mm long, 38.70g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency
Rare! 90 mm long, 38.70g., primitive tin Gambar "canoe money", Malaysia, ca. 1200-1300 AD - earliest tin currency
Price: US$27.95
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