Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang SS48.
Rarity: Scarce.

This is a gold Kupang coin issued in Patani-Kelantan Circa. 16th to 18 century with Arabic inscriptions on both sides of the coin.

Obverse: In Arabic " Al Adil " (The Just)

Reverse: In Arabic " Khalifatul Muminin " ( Ruler of the faithful i.e. of the religion of Islam )

Edge: Plain.



Composition: Gold

Rarity: Scarce.

The Kelantan-Patani gold coins which were only minted in one denomination, namely a Kupang, which contained approximately 9 grains of gold. There were three types of Kelantan gold coins: the Kijang coins, the Dinar Matahari or Sun coins, and coins with Arabic inscriptions on both sides.

The Kijang coins derived their name from the motif of the Bull/Barking deer or Kijang on the obverse of the Kupang. This motif is used as the logo of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Between 1400 to 1780, a number of gold coins or Kupang were known to be minted for used in Patani and Kelantan. Unfortunately, little is known about the history of Kelantan coinage as these coins were not dated, except for the gold Kupang with the inscription “Al Julus Kelantan”, which were issued after 1780.


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