Unlisted Patani-Kelantan Gold Kupang With Ornament
Rarity: RRRR.
This is a gold Kijang Kupang coin issued in Patani-Kelantan Circa. 16th to 18 century with Arabic inscriptions on the reverse side of the coin.

The Kelantan-Patani gold coins which were only minted in one denomination, namely a Kupang, which contained approximately 9 grains (0.60gm) of gold. There were three types of Kelantan gold coins: the Kijang coins, the Dinar Matahari or Sun coins with Arabic inscriptions on reverse, and coins with Arabic inscriptions on both sides.
The Kijang coins derived their name from the motif of the Nandi Bull/Barking deer or Kijang on the obverse of the Kupang.

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.
Obverse: Humped deer or bull facing left with the sun and moon in the background. Very rare variety with an ornament on the front ( use to be the position of the salivary or the ectoplasm ) and the rear of the Nandi Bull/Barking deer or Kijang.
Weight measured at 0.60gm and with a diameter of 10.06mm.

Reverse: Arabic inscription "Malik Al-Adil"
The Malaysian state of Kelantan was once an independent Islamic Sultanate, an area of what is now the southern Thailand. This design of gold Kupang with the hump bull or a deer/Kijang bears strong Southern Indian Vijayanagar influences mixed in with Islamic elements.


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