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Numismatic Collection :  Malay Sultanate Coins


Kijang Emas, ca. 1500s; Gold. Reverse inscription: (Arabic) Al-'Adil "The Just (Ruler)"

Description

The 'Kijang' coins derived their name from the motif of the Malayan barking deer or kijang embossed as the obverse design. This coin is believed to have originated from India and first issued in Kelantan and Patani when the religion in these states was Hinduism. This motif is also the basis of the Bank's emblem.

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