Melaka - Its Typical Characteristics & Chronology of Finding In Malacca as follow...

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 ?
9. Conclusion

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The History of Melaka Century Currency 15th - 18th

Its Typical Characteristics & Chronology of Finding In Malacca as follow...

(A) Public Bank was built in 1971, at Jalan Laksamana, those earth excavated and moved to Semamok Malacca Municipality Council (MPM)'s rubbish dumping center, the first bunch of 15th century Malacca Sultanate tin coinages and Portuguese Bastardo was discovered;

(B) along the Riverside of Sg. Melaka, Jalan Quayside surrounding the Kg. Hulu area, those early 15th century of Malacca Sultanate coins and Bastardo was found;

(C) the biggest discovery are along the seafront of present Parkson Parade/Mahkota Center (at the 80 acres of reclamation land, in 1983), not only Malacca Sultanate and Portuguese coins were found, but also those Ming ceramic and celadon was discovered;

(D) Those development projects held in Pulau Besar, Pulau Upeh and Islands surrounding the Pulau Nangka and along the Portuguese Settlement, to Kota Laksamana, were the biggest discovery of those 15th-18th century artifacts and underwater cultural property, especially of those animal shaped tin coins, like crocodile & toitoise in big, mediaum and small sizes..Ming & Qin celadon and ceramics are also found.

(E) Porjects of Pulau Melaka, Kota Laksamana, Melaka Raya , Housing & property projects along the seafront of Malacca Straits, Merdeka Square and etc are built on the 700-1000 Year Old Cultural Corridor, are found with many discovery of artifacts, WITHOUT proper control & management of relevant authorities, even without their knowledge!

(F) Fishermen community from Portuguese Settlement, also from Tg. Kling, Klebang Besar, Klebang Kecil, Tengkera and along the seafronts of Straits of Malacca, since early '60 - '90 are the important sources of finding these cultural property from our 15th to 18th century at those cultural corridor of Malacca City!

(G) We still not yet taking into account of those professional institutions and individual organizations for the shipwrecks excavation and artifacts recovery, like Diana in early '80 and Sten Sjostrand, Swedish excavator cum archaeologist for Royal Nanhai, Xuante, Turing, Nanyang, Longquan, and etc wrecks found with relevant lead and tin mixed currency, which can dating to early 14th century, like Bidor is one of them, are commonly used and circulated in this region at that time!

(H) The above discovery and finding of the Malacca cultural property, either excavated from property developments or from shipwrecks excavated from Straits of Malacca and South China Sea, since early '80 - '90, always we found that those 700 - 300 Year old Malacca currency, are closely attached with China , India, Western cultural and religion influence, why? Also, most significantly finding is, some of them are found on Islamic cultural assets and currency, dating to early 15th century, why?

(I) Now, MAM will have to invite all to explore in this Time Capsule...Story, from 7th century to 15th century till what we know of today.....this is the basic understanding for all parties to know, what is our Malacca Cultural Property and Heritage? Why it happened? How to preserve, to manage, to promote it as our Malaysia and Malacca national heritage and cultural property....? This is our main reason to present this paper, for all parties to help, to support us, just to make our history and culture in better control and management.


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