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Scarce small gold 1/16 massa, ca.7th-10th century AD, Srivijaya Kingdom, Java, Indonesia

Scarce small gold 1/16 massa, ca.7th-10th century AD, Srivijaya Kingdom, Java, Indonesia

Small gold coin, made with one punch. 7mm, 0.13 grams. 

The gold coins from Srivijaya are crude pieces, cast in shape of an ingol (weighing from 1/32 of a massa of about 0.7 grams to 1 massa weighing 2.3 grams) and stamped with a single punch or two punches.

The powerful Srivijaya naval kingdom flourished since the 7th century as a result of trade and the influences of Hinduism and Buddhism that were imported with it. Between the 8th and 10th centuries, the agricultural Buddhist Sailendra and Hindu Mataram dynasties thrived and declined in inland Java, leaving grand religious monuments such as Sailendra's Borobudur and Mataram's Prambanan. The Hindu Majapahit kingdom was founded in eastern Java in the late 13th century, and under Gajah Mada, its influence stretched over much of Indonesia.

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