12 novembre 2010

Rare Indonesian Hyrdophane Opal. Rangkasbitung, Banten Province, West Java, Indonesia

Rare Indonesian Hyrdophane Opal. Rangkasbitung, Banten Province, West Java, Indonesia  © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Weighing approximately 23.0 carats and measuring 23.0 x 22.5 x 9.75mm. Sold for $2,745 It is a little known fact that Indonesia produces some of the most beautiful opals in the world – although still in very small quantities. The opals are all of volcanic origin and just about every type of opal can be found including milky white, crystal white opals, boulder opal (but not with an ironstone matrix as in... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2009

Small Xian Ping Yuan Bao found in Java, Indonesia

Small copper / lead alloy coin bear Chinese Song legends Xian Ping Yuan Bao An interesting coin found in Java, Indonesia. The coin coincidence with Chinese Song Dynasty coin Xian Ping Yuan Bao, but with lighter weight and smaller size. 21.6mm, 1.97g. 5 USD @ dong_hua_zhai  There are some debate on the origin of these small Java Cash. I was long believed they were produced in ancient Vietnam. After reading the article by Mr. Griffith, I was convienced that they were in fact produced  in Quanzhou, Fujian province of... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2009

Small Xiang Fu Tong Bao found in Java, Indonesia

Small tin alloy coin bear Chinese Song legends Xiang Fu Yuan Bao  An interesting coin found in Java, Indonesia. The coin coincidence with Chinese Song Dynasty coin Xiang Fu Yuan Bao, but with lighter weight and smaller size. 21.0mm, 1.44g. 4 USD @ dong_hua_zhai  There are some debate on the origin of these small Java Cash. I was long believed they were produced in ancient Vietnam. After reading the article by Mr. Griffith, I was convienced that they were in fact produced  in Quanzhou, Fujian province of China... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2009

Small Xiang Fu Tong Bao found in Java, Indonesia

Small tin alloy coin bear Chinese Song legends Xiang Fu Tong Bao An interesting coin found in Java, Indonesia. The coin coincidence with Chinese Song Dynasty coin Xiang Fu Tong Bao, but with lighter weight and smaller size. 21.5mm, 1.55g. 5 USD @ dong_hua_zhai  There are some debate on the origin of these small Java Cash. I was long believed they were produced in ancient Vietnam. After reading the article by Mr. Griffith, I was convienced that they were in fact produced  in Quanzhou, Fujian province of China... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2009

Small Xiang Fu Yuan Bao found in Java, Indonesia

Small tin alloy coin bear Chinese Song legends Xiang Fu Yuan Bao  An interesting coin found in Java, Indonesia. The coin coincidence with Chinese Song Dynasty coin Xiang Fu Yuan Bao, but with lighter weight and smaller size. 21.0mm, 1.44g. 4 USD @ dong_hua_zhai  There are some debate on the origin of these small Java Cash. I was long believed they were produced in ancient Vietnam. After reading the article by Mr. Griffith, I was convienced that they were in fact produced  in Quanzhou, Fujian province of China... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2009

Tai Ping Tong Bao found in Java, Indonesia

Small copper coin bear Chinese Song legends Tai Ping Tong Bao An interesting coin found in Java, Indonesia. The coin coincidence with Chinese Song Dynasty coin Tai Ping Tong Bao, but with lighter weight and smaller size. 22.5mm, 2.17g. 5 USD @ dong_hua_zhai  There are some debate on the origin of these small Java Cash. I was long believed they were produced in ancient Vietnam. After reading the article by Mr. Griffith, I was convienced that they were in fact produced  in Quanzhou, Fujian province of... [Lire la suite]
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