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Ptolemy could have been confused with the north or south latitudes of the places since he knew only the maximum hours of the day.There is a region in Sumatera named Tanjungemas, literally means the Golden Peninsula, now the name of a district in Tanahdatar Regency in the West Sumatera Province of Indonesia.The names and coordinates of various geographical features and settlements of the Aurea Chersonesus are given in Ptolemy’s , including towns and rivers.
However, the author argues that Aurea Chersonesus is a place in western Sumatera called Tanjungemas renowned for its gold mines in the ancient time, as discussed below.
The town is near the former seat of the Minangkabau royalty established by Adityawarman, the king of Malayapura (Letter Kingdom of Malay) in Pagaruyung in the 13th century, represented by the reconstructed Pagaruyung Palace.
The town has the richest stone inscriptions in Sumatera left by Adityavarman.
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