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1.Typical Characteristics & Chronology of Finding In Malacca
2.Is Malacca or Melaka Today ? Which is Which ?
3.Chronology of Malacca Sultanate
4.Portuguese Currency : 1511 - 1641
5.Dutch Currency : 1641 - 1795 and 1818 - 1825
6.When Islamic Influence Found in Malacca..? Where is Malacca in 600 Years ?
7.When Chinese Influence Found in Malacca.. How It Develop ?
8.Footnote
9. Conclusion

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The History of Melaka Century Currency 15th - 18th

THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE GROUP OF ROOSTERS (CHICKENS) AND CROCODILES IN VARIOUS SIZES AND SHAPES. THE EARLY TIN ANIMAL CURRENCIES HAVE MIXTURE OF CHINESSE AND MALAY CULTURAL INFLUENCE

CROCODILE (BIGGEST)
Length : 162.5 MM
Breadth : 47.5 MM
Weight : 372 Grammes
Composition : Tin

ROOSTER (CHICKEN) BIGGEST
Length : 62 MM
Breadth : 45
Weight : 35 Grammes
Composition : Tin


CROCODILE (SMALLEST)
Length : 57 MM
Breadth : 21.5 MM
Weight : 18 Grammes
Composition : Tin

ROOSTER (CHICKEN) SMALLEST
Length : 31 MM
Breadth : 18 MM
Weight : 10 Grammes
Composition : Tin

THE PHOTO SHOWS THE LARGE TIN CROCODILE ON THE LEFT AND THE JUMBO SIZE TIN TORTOISE ON THE RIGHT WITH 2 CHINESE CHARACTERS "WANG CAI" MEANING INCREASING IN WEALTH. BOTH THESE TIN ANIMAL CURRENCY ARE VERY RARE AND DO NOT APPEAR IN THE MARKET FOR SALE.

TIN CROCODILE
Length (From Head To Tail): 162.5 MM
Weight : 372 Grammes
Composition : Tin

TIN TORTOISE
Length (From Head To Tail): 108.5 MM
Weight: 590 Grammes
Composition : Tin

TIN INGOT OR TIN TAMPANG AS IT IS KNOWN IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD. THIS GROUP OF TIN TAMPANG HAS VARIOUS FLOWER DESIGNS & PATTERNS, AND WERE USED BY THE MALAYS DURING THE 14TH-16TH CENTURY IN MALACCA


TAMPANG
Length : (Top Part) 42 MM
Length : ( Bottom Part) 62 MM
Height : 42 MM
Weight : 825 Grammes
Composition : Tin

 

 

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