via Malay Mail, 17 September 2020 (and other sources): Multiple news reports about sultanate-era coins and Chinese ceramics found during in Pulau Melaka in Malacca, believed to be from a shipwreck although the site is located on land.
Some fragments of artefacts and coins believed to be over 900 years old from the Melaka Sultanate and the Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties, were discovered in Pulau Melaka, Bandar Hilir here.
National Heritage Department director-general Mesran Mohd Yusop said pieces of wood believed to be from a sunken merchant ship used at that time were also found at the same location.
He said the artefacts were found among some bushes separately and in stages over the past two years by the public, including anglers, before being reported to the department.
“Among the important artefacts found were the currency of the Melaka Sultanate during the reign of Sultan Mahmud between 1488 to 1511, fragments of ceramic such as pottery and porcelain from the Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties as well as Portuguese and Dutch currencies.
- Ancient vessel find sparks interest in more historical tresure in Pulau Melaka | The Star, 17 Sep 2020
- 宋明清 苏丹王朝文物出土·或改变历史教科书记载 – 地方 | Sin Chew Daily, 17 Sep 2020
- Artifak lebih 900 tahun ditemui di Melaka | Sinar Harian, 17 Sep 2020
- Penyelidik jangka temui lebih banyak artifak di Pulau Melaka | Melaka Hari Ini, 17 Sep 2020
- ‘Harta karun’ zaman Kesultanan Melaka ditemui? | Metro TV, 17 Sep 2020
- Artifak, syiling lebih 900 tahun ditemui di Pulau Melaka | Malaysia Gazette, 17 Sep 2020
- Artifak, syiling lebih 900 tahun ditemui di Pulau Melaka | Bernama, 17 Sep 2020
- Perbadanan Muzium Melaka mahu kawasan penemuan artifak ditutup | Sinar Harian, 17 Sep 2020