02 septembre 2009

Strange lead Xiang Fu Yuan Bao with Manchu script

Strange lead Xiang Fu Yuan Bao with Manchu script This piece of strange Xiang Fu yuan Bao lead coin is found in Java, Indonesia. The inscriptions on obverse are Xiang Fu Yuan Bao.  Xiang Fu is part of a reign title from Chinese Northern Song Dynasty (AD960-1127). Interestingly, there are 2 Manchurian scripts on reverse. Apparently like "Bao Yun", - Yunnan province mint. Manchu scripts only appear on coins from Qing Dynasty (AD1644-1911). The handwriting is rather primitive and strange and coin is also... [Lire la suite]
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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