China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Zhe Zong, 1086 - 1100 A.D.
"Round as the heavens, square as the earth," is a Chinese saying used to metaphorically describe the of the coins. On the practical side, it was discovered very early that a square hole fit a square shaft, which enabled a stacked quantity of coins to be turned on a lathe to remove casting irregularities.CH54355. Bronze 2 cash, Shao Sheng Yuan Bao, seal script, clockwise, small size; 16.303, 593, 995, VF, 6.810 g, maximum 30.6 mm, 1094 - 1097 A.D.; very common; $18.00 (€16.02)
China, Three-Kingdoms, Kingdom of Wu, Ta Huang (Sun Ch'uan), 232 - 237 A.D.
Eastern Wu (222 - 280 A.D), also known as Sun Wu, was on of the Three Kingdoms competing for control of China after the fall of the Han Dynasty in the Jiangnan (Yangtze Delta) region in southern and southeastern China. Its capital was largely at Jianye (modern Nanjing), but was at times at Wuchang (in modern Ezhou, Hubei).CH35198. Bronze 500 Cash, Da Quan Wu Bai;
11.30, 193, 531, -, VF, 8.441 g, maximum 30.3 mm, Nanjing or Hubei mint, 232 - 237 A.D.; ; SOLD
China, Bimetallic Arrowhead, Late Warring States - Qin Dynasty, 300 - 200 B.C.
From the collection of , former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.AA41667. Arrowhead; Nat. Geo 10-96 pp 69, Watson China -; 32 mm long,
29 mm; bronze , solid sides, triangular on one side, iron tang, attractive; SOLD
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