Brass pitis (cash) of the Sultanate of Palembang
Northern Sumatra, AH 1198 / AD 1783
Cash by another name
From the twelfth to the fifteenth century, many
Chinese square-holed bronze coins (known as
This pitis from Sumatra is inscribed in Arabic: 'copper coin in the kingdom of Palembang, year 1198'. The year, given according to the Muslim calendar, is equivalent to AD 1783. The reverse of the coin is blank.
J. Cribb, B. Cook and I. Carradice, The coin atlas (London and Sydney, Macdonald Illustrated, 1990)
Weight: 1.950 g