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Ingots made from tin (one of Malaysia's most abundant natural resources) were adapted into a coinage system by the Malay sultanate of Pahang. The shape of this particular type earned it the name 'tin-hat' money. The first tin-hat shaped ingot was issued in 1819. The Tampang (1/25 dollar) and other denominations continued to be minted in Pahang until 1889 and was legal tender until 1893.AS56353. "Tin-hat" money, 1/4 Tampang (one cent); 30.0x30.4mm, 10.438g, Fair, holed, square coin with a square raised hollow center, resembling a hat with a flat rim, Jawi language inscriptions in Persian script (including ruler and date) on top and bottom of the "rim"; SOLD
Portuguese Far East, Sebastian I, 1554 - 1578
The crossed arrows symbolize the martyrdom of St. Sebastian. The two dots and initials indicate a value of 2 bazarucos.ME59102. Tin 2 bazarucos, cast tin; Mitchiner NI 3152, VF, weight 2.164 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, Malacca (Malaysia) mint, 1554 - 1578; obverse three arrows tied with a bow in the middle, two large dots between the arrowheads, B-A flanking across field; reverse armillary sphere; scarce; SOLD
Portuguese Far East, Joćo III, 1521 - 1557
ME59103. Tin soldo, cast tin; Mitchiner NI 3149, F, weight 3.702 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, Malacca (Malaysia) mint, 1554 - 1578; obverse cross potent, I - S / M-A (Ioannes Senhor Malacca) in quarters; reverse armillary sphere; scarce; SOLD
Khmer Kingdom of Angkor, 802 - 1450 A.D.
This type is found in Cambodia and Laos.AE49660. Lead 6 units, Mitchiner ACW 5271, Mitchiner NI 2645, aEF, weight 19.454 g, maximum diameter 32.7 mm, obverse floral lotus pattern around center hole; reverse floral lotus pattern around center hole; particularly attractive for the type, large 6 unit denomination with 32.7 mm diameter; SOLD
Java, Kingdom of Majopahit, c. 1293 - 1520
AE25146. Silver unit, Mitchiner NI 3065 - 3068, VF, weight 2.055 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, obverse bulge; reverse incuse punch; toned; SOLD
Sogdian Ikhshids of Samarqand, King Shishpir, c. 638 - 655 A.D.
WA74053. Cast bronze cash, Smirnova 48, gF, crude, light corrosion, weight 4.468 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 180o, Eastern Sogdiana mint, c. 638 - 655 A.D.; obverse Sogdian inscription: Ikhshid Shishpir; reverse four tamgas, including the tamga of Samarqand; very rare; SOLD
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