BALI KINGDOM’S GLORY BEFORE EUROPEAN CAME(3th -13th Century) From Chinese Sources (ibid .Groeneveldt,1880).
1. The first China Sailors & Traders came to Bali(source : Original Handwritting Old History of The Tang Dynasty (618-906) Book 197.): Ka-Ling (1) means Java Island ( the capital of java Kingdom called Japa-auth) on an island in the southern ocean, it lies on the eastern side of Pa-Li (2) means Sumatra , on the westren sised of Dva-pa-tan(1) means Bali . ( No information about Bali Kingdom and the Date , but at Bali still found Chinese cast coin from Later Han Dynasty, Tang Dynasty to Qing Dynasty some original and the other Old Bali mint cast coin. Many Chinese traders in Bali during that times that is why the currency used the Chinese mint aor Bali mint cast coins until 1951 when all Indonesia money changes to the new currency , small money change 100% nominal value and high nominal value from Rp 5.- to Rp.1000 cutting half the left one change with new money an d the rigght side changd with obligations called “sjafruddin -cutting ” Policies.The complete information look at ‘Bali Numismatic History(cash Coin or Gobok) -auth)
2. The first Bali Kingdom Sent envoy to China Emperor Tang Dynasty (source : Original Handwritting New History of the Tang Dynasty .Book.222 part 2.): 622-649 AD, during rhe period Chin-Kwan (627-649) this country (Kaling ) sent envoys to bring tribute together with those Dva-ha-la(Lombok) and Dva-pa-tan(Bali) . The Emperor favoured them with a reply under the great seal and as Dva-ha-la asked for good horses, these were given to them ( after this year no information from Dva-pa- tan or bali anymore, because the the Dva-pa-tan or bali Kingdom were appart from the Java Kingdom (Mataram) after Sultan Agung of Mataram Kingdom occupied blambangan Bali protectorated Kingdom ex Mojopahit east java after attack in 1633 and Dva-pa-tan or Bali Kingdom didn’t succeed occupied by Sultan Agung because Bali protected by Ducth East India company-VOC. looked the History after European came-auth).
This is the first complete report in Indonesia and the Unique Collection illustrations from Google explorations and the Late Han and Tang Dynasty cash coin from my collection.@copyright Dr iwan S.2010.