Indonesia Currency 10000 Rupiah banknote 2005 Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

Indonesia Currency 10000 Rupiah banknote 2005 Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II
Indonesia money currency 10000 Rupiah banknote 2005 traditional house

Currency of Indonesia 10000 Rupiah banknote 2005 Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II
Bank Indonesia - central bank of the Republic of Indonesia

Obverse: Portrait of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, a National Hero of Indonesia. The National emblem of Indonesia (Garuda Pancasila) at upper right area.
Reverse: "Rumah Limas", the traditional house from Palembang, South Sumatra.

Watermark: Portrait of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, a National Hero of Indonesia.
Signed by: Burhanuddin Abdullah (Governor of Bank Indonesia) and Bun Bunan E.J. Hutapea (Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia).
Size: 145 x 65 mm.
Dominant Color
  Front Side: Purple.
  Back Side: Purple.

Printer: Perum Peruri (Perum Percetakan Uang Republik Indonesia, Money Printing Public Company of the Republic of Indonesia).
Emission Date: 18 October 2005.
Replacement: 19 December 2016.


Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (1767-1852) was the 8th Sultan of the Palembang Sultanate, is now regarded as a National Hero of Indonesia.

  In 1811, Java fell to the British thus beginning a three-year interregnum to Dutch rule before control was returned to the Netherlands in 1814 following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Once Java was taken the British eyed outlying areas, including the sultanate of Palembang which was rich in two commodities long coveted by the colonists: pepper and tin. Under the direction of Raffles of Singapore, Britain attacked Palembang in 1812 in an attempt to bring it under control. But they faced a tough adversary in Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II who had already shown his anti-colonial zeal the year before by slaughtering the entire Dutch garrison at Palembang. The British instead tried to circumvent Badaruddin: after they attacked Palembang they sacked Badaruddin’s court and installed his younger brother and rival, the more pliable Sultan Ahmad Najamuddin. When the Dutch returned to rule they sent an expedition against Palembang in 1816, Najamuddin fell and was exiled to Jakarta thus paving the way for Badaruddin’s return. The Dutch dispatched an expedition against him in 1819, but Badaruddin managed to repel it. In 1821 the Dutch sent a larger force of some 4,000 soldiers who finally managed to oust Badaruddin who was exiled to the island of Ternate in the Malukus. In 1823 the Dutch placed Palembang under their direct rule, but the resistance, inspired by Badaruddin’s fierce stand, continued for another two decades. Suharto made him a National Hero in 1984.