Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang With Splitted Ends Inscription
Each Malay state usually has its own gold kupang and usually will change when the new Sultan (king) ascend the throne.

The spread of Islam in this region has inspired the Malay Sultanates to use the economic system adopted by the caliphs of Islam from the Empire-the Supreme Islamic empires (especially Ummaiyah, Abbasid and Ottoman). These applications have made these area a great economic power until the time its downfall in the hands of the Christian invaders-occupiers. ( The Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and British).

In the 15th century, the Malay state of Kelantan was a free and sovereign kingdom until it was attacked and conquered by the superior forces of the Malacca Empire leaded by Sultan Mahmud Shah (1488-1511).Kelantan became the vassal state of Malacca.

In the 18th century, Kelantan was once fell under the influence of Terengganu and was governed by the Sultan of Terengganu. However, Kelantan royal family had rebelled and asked for the help of Siam and was placed under the Siamese appointed Governors.

In 1909, under the Anglo-Siamese Treaty, Kelantan came under the control of the Governor of the Straits Settlements as one of the Unfederated Malay States.

Gold Kupang of Petani-Kelantan

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

Reverse: In Arabic "Khalifatul Muminin" (Ruler of the Faithful)
Edge: Plain

Weight: 0.62gm.

Diameter: 10mm

Composition: Gold

Rarity: RRR/SS49


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