Octogonal tin pitis, Baha-ud-Din (1776-1803), 1219 AH, Palembang Sultanate, Indonesia

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Arabic inscriptions Masruf fi bilad Palembang 1219 (date written retrograde - 1219 AH = 1804 AD) / Blank. 17mm, 0.76 grams. Robinson #10.47 (rated R10 - rarest rating); Krause 123; Millies #195-197. SKU x109-48928

Palembang is a city in the Northern area of Sumatra, Indonesia. It was once a Portuguese colony, and later the seat of the Sultanate of Palembang. These coins used to be quite rare and expensive, until a number of large hoards made them generally available and relatively cheap.