Coins from the Malay peninsula

The Malay term Tanah Melayu is derived from the word Tanah (land) and Melayu (Malays), thus it means "the Malay land". The term can be found in various Malay texts, of which the oldest dating back to the early 17th century. In the early 16th century, Tomé Pires, a Portuguese apothecary who stayed in Malaca from 1512 to 1515, writes an almost identical term, Terra de Tana Malaio which he referred to the southeastern part of Sumatra, where the deposed Sultan of Malacca, Mahmud Shah established his exiled government. The 17th century's account of Portuguese historian, Emanuel Godinho de Erédia, noted on the region of Malaios surrounded by the Andaman Sea in the north, the entire Malacca Strait in the centre, a part of Sunda Strait in the south, and the western part of South China Sea in the east. Prior to the foundation of Malacca, ancient and medieval references to a Malay peninsula exist in various foreign sources. According to several Indian scholars, the word Malayadvipa ("mountain-insular continent"), mentioned in the ancient Indian text, Vayu Purana, may possibly refer to the Malay peninsula. The Greek source, Geographia, written by Ptolemy, labelled a geographical part of Golden Chersonese as Maleu-kolon, a term thought to derive from Sanskrit malayakolam or malaikurram. While the Chinese chronicle of Yuan dynasty mentioned the word Ma-li-yu-er, referring to a nation of Malay peninsula that threatened by the southward expansion of Sukhothai Kingdom under King Ram Khamhaeng. During the same era, Marco Polo made a reference to Malauir in his travelogue, as a kingdom located in the Malay peninsula, possibly similar to the one mentioned in Yuan chronicle. Coinage mostly represents four major kingdoms within the peninsula – Aceh, Malacca, Johor and Palembag. Other local coinage exists as well as they were many minor kingdoms and semi-autonomies.
Wikidata: Q18758

See also: Straits Settlements

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Banten Sultanate

1 Cash

Token
Tin • 2.11 g • ⌀ 25.7 mm
HCM# 113
1 Cash

Token
Tin • 1.38 g • ⌀ 21.6 mm
Available for swap 1 Cash

Tin • 1.22 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
1 Cash

Tin • 1.46 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
Available for swap 1 Cash
(1550-1596)

Tin • 3.10 g • ⌀ 26.34 mm
Mitch WI# 3963

Demak Sultanate

Jambi Sultanate

1 Pitis (Jambi Sultanate)
(1855-1858)

Tin • 1.52 g • ⌀ 19 mm
1 Cash

Tin • 1.39 g • ⌀ 20.2 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 1.39 g • ⌀ 20.2 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 0.95 g • ⌀ 21.3 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 0.78 g • ⌀ 19.0 mm
Available for swap 1 Pitis

Tin • 0.57 g • ⌀ 19.0 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 0.63 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 1.48 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 0.54 g • ⌀ 18.2 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 1.02 g • ⌀ 18.9 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 0.58 g • ⌀ 15.65 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 0.62 g • ⌀ 19.4 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 1.20 g • ⌀ 22.1 mm
1 Pitis

Tin • 1.00 g • ⌀ 19.6 mm

Johor

1 Pitis (Johore State)

Tin • 1.53 g • ⌀ 17.7 mm
1 Pitis (Johore State)

Tin • 0.90 g • ⌀ 15.8 mm
1 Pitis (Johore State)

Tin • 1.38 g • ⌀ 15.2 mm

Perak - Keping

1 Keping - Shahabud-Din Riayat
1251 (1836)

Copper • 2.17 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 4

Pontianak - Keping

1 Keping - Syarif Kasim Alkadrie
1226 (1811)

Copper • 4.06 g • ⌀ 22.7 mm
KM# 2

Siak Sultanate

1 Pitis

Tin • 0.79 g • ⌀ 20.2 mm
1 Pitis

Non-circulating coin
Tin • 2.13 g • ⌀ 25.1 mm

Srivijaya

1 Tin Coin (Srivijaya Empire)

Tin • 9.51 g • ⌀ 27.3 mm
1 Tin Coin (Srivijaya Empire)

Tin • 17.56 g • ⌀ 29.4 mm
1 Tin Coin (Srivijaya Empire)

Tin • 4.00 g • ⌀ 20.4 mm
1 Tin Coin (Srivijaya Empire)

Tin • 6.08 g • ⌀ 20.3 mm
1 Tin Coin (Srivijaya Empire)

Tin • 2.20 g • ⌀ 10.3 mm
½ Namo (Srivijaya Kingdom)
(680-1250)

Silver (debased) • 1.11 g • ⌀ 5 mm
Mitch WI# 3057

Aceh - Keping

10 Pitis = 1 Keping

1 Tin Pitis - Atjeh Sultanate
(1850)

Tin • 3.1 g • ⌀ 20.0 mm
MIT# 3952, MIT# 3954
1 Kupang - Riayat Shah
(1589-1604)

Gold • 0.61 g • ⌀ 13 mm
1 Kupang - Inayat Zakiatuddin Syah of Aceh
(1678-1688)

Gold • 0.57 g • ⌀ 13.2 mm
Mitch WI# 3950
Available for swap 1 Keping
1260 (1844)

Tin • 2.1 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 1
1 Kupang - Safiyat al-Din Taj al-Alam
(1641-1675)

Gold • 0.58 g • ⌀ 13.2 mm
Mitch WI# 3948, Fr# 16

Kelantan - Keping (1801-1909)

10 Pitis = 1 Keping

1 Pitis - Muhammed II
1300 (1883)

Tin
Mitch WI# 3917, KM# 5, Pr# 127
Available for swap 1 Pitis - Mansur
1314 (1897)

Tin • 6.08 g • ⌀ 29.78 mm
Mitch WI# 3918, KM# 10, Pr# 128
1 Pitis - Muhammad IV 1903
1321 (1903)

Tin • 3.17 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 15
1 Pitis - Muhammed IV
1321 (1903)

Tin • 4.5 g • ⌀ 21.50 mm
Mitch WI# 3919, KM# 15, KM# 137
1 Keping - Muhammad IV
1321 (1903)

Tin • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 18, Schön# 4
10 Keping - Muhammad IV
1321 (1903)

Tin • ⌀ 32 mm
Mitch WI# 3921, Pr# 135, KM# 20, Schön# 3
1 Pitis - Muhammed I
1805

Tin • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 1

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