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Numismatic Book Review on MAGIC COINS OF JAVA,BALI AND THE MALAY PENINSULA Thirteenth to Twentieth Centuries

FRONT PAGE OF MAGIC COINS OF JAVA, BALI AND MALAY PENINSULA

FRONT PAGE OF MAGIC COINS OF JAVA, BALI AND MALAY PENINSULA

Back page of the Hardcover book

Back page of the Hardcover book

 

2nd Page of Magic Coin Book

2nd Page of Magic Coin Book

This is a very interesting book which is very comprehensive and had detailed study on coin-shaped amulets or MAGIC coins relating to popular folk religion in Java, part of Bali and the Malay Peninsula that have been influenced by Java.

Incidentally, users of these magic coins believed in the power of protection, good fortune or supernatural power that is bestowed by same. In fact, these magic coins of Java, Bali and the Malay Peninsula reflect a part of a living tradition throughout Southeast Asia and the Far East.

I believe this book is especially suitable for readers who love to collect charms, talismans or so-called Magic Coins of South East Asia.

Brief details of the book:

  • This is a Hard cover book comprising 288 pages. It was written by Joe Cribb the Curator of South Asian Coins at the British Museum where he researched/studied for two decades the British Museum’s existing Raffles Collection of 165 coin-shaped charms or Magic coin from the aforesaid region and besides selected examples from a number of other public and private collections- all in 333 pieces of Magic coins!;
  • Interestingly during the researches, he obtained feedback/contributions from various curator even our local Malaysian deceased ex-curator Encik Mohamad Kassim on the Magic coins of Malay Peninsula re: Series 17 magic coins with Islamic style pieces with Arabic inscription ( see images below).
  • The thrust or content of the books as follows:

 P1090450 (427x640)

From the book the following pictures of MAGIC COINS supposedly from our Malay Peninsula ( Series 17 & Series 18?)which are also stored in our Museum Negara:

Magic coins of Malay Peninsula Series 17P1090441 (428x640)

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