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Duit Ayam (Chicken Coins)

Reid, Anthony


At goldsmiths' and antique shops in Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi, one still finds small copper coins with a cock on one side and ajawi (Arabic), or very occasionally Bugis inscription on the other. As one of the more striking messages from the everyday life of a vanished era, these must have intrigued others besides myself.

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Date published: 1990-03
Type: Journal article
Access Rights: Open Access


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