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N21359-5 Coin (1 of 9), Falus, Sulaiman ibn al-Hasan (c. 1294-1308), copper alloy, Kilwa Sultanate (East Africa), c. 1294-1308. Click to enlarge.

Kilwa Sultanate Falus coin

Made
Coin, Kilwa Sultanate (East Africa), Falus, copper alloy, Sulaiman ibn al-Hasan (c. AD 1294-1308).

Summary

Object No.

N21359-5

Object Statement

Coin (1 of 9), Falus, Sulaiman ibn al-Hasan (c. 1294-1308), copper alloy, Kilwa Sultanate (East Africa), c. 1294-1308

Physical Description

Coin, Kilwa Sultanate (East Africa), Falus, copper alloy, Sulaiman ibn al-Hasan (c. AD 1294-1308).

Dimensions

Weight

31 g

Production

Made

History

Notes

This is one of a group of minor copper coins discovered over a period of time by Mr M Isenberg, during the Second World War, in the same immediate beach area on Marchinbar Island which lies about 75 miles to the north of Arnhemland and is part of the Wessell Group.

These coins cannot be classed as a hoard as they are involuntary losses, probably by wreck, falling into two unrelated sub-groups whose only connection is the accident of locality.

See N21359 group record for detailed history.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Kilwa Sultanate Falus coin 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/305390>

Wikipedia

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