Gold Kupang Kijang Of Patani-Kelantan SS54 Without Ectoplasm
Rarity: RRR/SS54

Myth of the Kijang Coins 
The Kijang coins derived their name from the motif of the Malayan barking deer or Kijang embossed as the obverse design. This motif is used as the logo of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Differing views were given regarding the origin of the Kijang gold coins. One is the view which associates the coins 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.

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.
Source: BNM

This is a Gold Kijang Kupang with a tail raised to touch the circle (sun) but without salivary (ectoplasm).

Obverse: A humped bull/Kijang (deer) facing left with tail raised ending in a circle without the ectoplasm. The salivary (Ectoplasm) flow in the mouth is sometimes ornate, straight or appears like a ball and chain.

Reverse: In Arabic "Malik Al Adil" (The Just Ruler)
Edge: Plain.

Weight: 0.615gm.

Diameter: 10mm.

Composition: Gold.

 Rarity: RRR/SS54

 Note: Several varieties exist of the above.


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