Extended as far south as
Negapatam." I have no doubt Dr. Caldwell is right in substance, but
the name China Pagoda at Negapatam is at least as old as Baldaeus
(1672, p. 149), and the ascription to the Chinese is in Valentyn
(1726, tom. v. p. 6). It is, I find, in the Atlas of India, "Jayne
 Colonel Mackenzie also mentions Chinese coins as found on this coast.
(J.R.A.S. I. 352-353.)
CONTINUES TO SPEAK OF THE PROVINCE OF MAABAR.
You must know that in all this Province of Maabar there is never a Tailor
to cut a coat or stitch it, seeing that everybody goes naked! For decency
only do they wear a scrap of cloth; and so 'tis with men and women, with
rich and poor, aye, and with the King himself, except what I am going to
It is a fact that the King goes as bare as the rest, only round his loins
he has a piece of fine cloth, and round his neck he has a necklace
entirely of precious stones, - rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and the like,
insomuch that this collar is of great value.[NOTE 2] He wears also hanging
in front of his chest from the neck downwards, a fine silk thread strung
with 104 large pearls and rubies of great price.