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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23 août 2009

Tai Ping Tong Bao

Rare Tai Ping Tong Bao 1-cash large issue, large dot on reverse left. Cast during rule of emperor Tai Zong of  Northern Sung Dynasty (AD960-1127) during Tai Ping Xing Guo period (AD976-983). 24.83mm / 4.34g, beautiful XF. Price 120 USD @ dong_hua_zhai's Coins and Antiques Note: Chinese coins from Northern song dynasty (AD960 - 1127) are famous for the beautiful Chinese calligraphy and fine quality. One interesting feature in this period is the matched coins. 2 coins in different calligraphic styles but in same period... [Lire la suite]
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