Old Coins Of Portuguese Melacca ( Malaysia - South East Asia )
The motto " Gold, Gospel and Glory " had encouraged the Portuguese to find the sea-route to the east when Vasco da Gama finally succeeded to reach Calicut India in 1459 and then established a colony in Goa, India in 1510. Upon hearing the existence of a great port further east named Melacca, the Portuguese sent admiral de Sequeira and his men to obtain trading rights with the Sultanate which finally led to the capture of the kingdom by Alfonso on 24th. August 1511 during the reign of King Manual I of Portugal. The Portuguese managed to rule the colony for almost 130 years by building a strong fortress named "A Famosa " from hostile surrounding regions but at last succumb to the Dutch when they captured it on 14th. January 1641 with the help of the Johore Sultanate.