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Scarce tiny gold 1/32 massa, ca.7th-10th century AD, Srivijaya Kingdom, Java, Indonesia

Scarce tiny gold 1/32 massa, ca.7th-10th century AD, Srivijaya Kingdom, Java, Indonesia

Small gold coin, made with one punch. 8mm, 0.085 grams. 

The gold coins from Srivijaya are crude pieces, cast in shape of an ingot 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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