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Rare tin jokoh, Kungsi Yung Jek Tao type, Kongsi miners' association, Indonesia, issued ca.1750-1812

Rare tin jokoh, Kungsi Yung Jek Tao type, Kongsi miners' association, Indonesia, issued ca.1750-1812

Chinese inscription Kungsi Yung Jek Tao. 25mm, 3.20 grams. Issued in Southern Sumatra in Indonesia

Rare. Reportedly found in the Musi river in Southern Sumatra.

`Jokoh` are a sort of tokens used in Indonesian in 17th-20th century. There were inspired by the Chinese coins and were issued by a range of establishments, from whore-houses to restaurants. This type was minted by the association of tin miners (Kungsi) in southern Sumatra, who, because of their importance to the sultan of Palembang, enjoyed a high degree of independence and privelege. 

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