Gold Kijang Kupang Of Patani-Kelantan With Kangaroo Tail.
Since I am going to Kelantan tomorrow morning to attend the Coins Exhibition Of Museum Kelantan, here I would like to share with you a rare variety of Gold Kijang Kupang Of Patani-Kelantan.

Different views were given regarding on the origin of the Kijang gold coins. Some said it associates with Che Siti Wan Kembang, a female ruler in Kelantan. Her reign was rather obscure as one historian places her in the 14th century while another puts her in the 17th century. According to local folklore, some Arab traders presented a Kijang to the Queen. She became very fond of her pet and had it inscribed on the gold coins.
Reverse: "Al Adil" (The Just).

Another version was linked to the influence of Saivite Hinduism. The connection was based on the fact that the earliest issue of Kijang coins resembled the Indian humped-back bull and the bull motif was depicted on the ancient Hindu coins which were circulated in the Northern Malay States.
This Kijang Gold Kupang exhibits a barking deer / or a Indian humped-back bull with a tail resembled the tail of a kangaroo.

Weight: 0.63gm.
Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 9.00mm.


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