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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Pattani

The escutcheon of Pattani shows the cannon of naang paya Tani. It has, since the reign of Rama I, been the symbol (kuh bahn kuh meuang) of Pattani. In 1785 royal troops were fighting against the Burmese in the western provinces. After this campaign the troops retreated to Songkhla where they heard about the rebellion of Pattani against Rattanakosin. The troops recaptured the city and confiscated two cannons. They offered the largest one (fig.), having a length of 3 wah (6 meters) and named ‘Phaya Thani’, to the king.

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