Malay Archipeligo, Portuguese Malacca, John III (1521-1527 CE), Bastardos(C)

MED-PORT-MALACCA-JOHNIII-B
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Malay Archipeligo, Portuguese Malacca, John III (1521-1527 CE), Bastardos(C)

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  • Order Code: MED-PORT-MALACCA-JOHNIII-B
  • Metal: Tin
  • Obverse: Portuguese coat of arms
  • Reverse: World globe
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In 1511 CE, a Portuguese fleet set sail from Goa, India to capture the Sultanate of Malacca. After seizing the city, the Hindu, Chinese and Burmese inhabitants were spared but the Muslim inhabitants were massacred or sold into slavery. The territory proved not to be the commercial success Portugal had hoped for, with continued hostility from local rulers, pirates and even the Ming emperor of China. The city remained under Portuguese control until 1641 CE when it was captured by the Dutch.