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Indonesian Palembang Sultanate Pitis Teboh Coins


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I received 5 of these tin/lead composition thin coins as a gift and I am pretty sure that they are not very valuable, I do think they are better examples than the usual encountered and I find them quite interesting and do like having them.

I think I have identified 2 so far before finding this webpage http://www.fsrcoin.com/palembang.html

which should help me figure out more about the rest. 

These are all from the Polynesian isle of Sumatra and are most likely from the later half of the 1700's to the early 1800's.

There were counterfeits and it is possible I have any number of authentic or contemporary counterfeits in this lot. 

This one I believe is 

Indonesia Palembang Sultanate Pitis Teboh struck 1803-1804

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (1767–1852)


This one I believe is 

Indonesia Palembang Sultanate Pitis Teboh dated 1219(AH) struck 1804 AD

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (1767–1852)


This one I believe is 

Indonesia Palembang Sultanate Pitis Teboh

Muhammad Bahauddin 1776 – 1804



Palembang tin pitis private imitation of undated type. 'Fi' sideways, no dots.IndonesiaPalembangSultanatePitisTebohRound1Gallery.JPG.220ed9347f945e256674f50af2fc0435.JPG

Palembang tin pitis Robinson type 11 (or similar), very crude calligraphyIndonesiaPalembangSultanatePitisTebohRound2Gallery.JPG.0fd2285729e424d0d769224534082f63.JPG

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I am arriving at the conclusion that without a book with extensive information and images of issues, I am not going to identify 3 of these. I think I'm lucky I figured out two. (I think I did anyway)

If anyone can help without going through too much trouble, I'd appreciate any added info. I have rotated these to match up with others I have found and no luck. I can't even figure out dates and where they are if they are located on the coins.

I still like these very much, it would be so nice to label the holders with info.

Thank you!

A picture showing them all. I think I figured out the 3rd and 4th ones.


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Still working on this . . .

The fourth one down in the group image just above this post appears to show the Arabic date 1203 (at the top)


I believe this might date the coin to have been struck after 1788, Oct 2 and before 1789, Sep 21 according to this conversion table.

This date coincides with the reign of Sultan Muhammad Bahauddin 1776 – 1804

webpage https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/islam-calendar.htm



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I think I have identified another two. (Top one in group picture)

I compare mine with one found on zeno.ru website.



Palembang tin pitis private imitation of undated type

'Fi' sideways, no dots.


The next one I think is dated 1219 (1804 AD) Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (1767–1852) and much like numerous similar looking examples I found. It most resembles 10.44 in this image, close but I think I have the sultan and date right. from http://www.fsrcoin.com/palembang.html


Mine on the left.


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