China. Sung Dynasty (?). ca. 10th to 12th century. Silver 1/6 liang sycee.

Ancient Coins - China.  Sung Dynasty (?). ca. 10th to 12th century.  Silver 1/6 liang sycee.
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Date Dating of early sycee bars is a little problematical as there is not a lot known about the early types .  This example came to me described as Southern Sung period between AD 1127 and 1280 , and described as a "finger nail sycee".  It is very different than any later Scycee I have seen, and I see no reason to doubt that date, but neither can I confirm it. I doubt it can be later than the Ming period, or earlier than the Northern Sung.  All early scycee are rare.

Denomination : The weight is consistent with a denomination of 1/6 of a Liang (or Tael).

Reference : I have not seen this type in any reference and would appreciate hearing from anyone that can provide a reference and other information on it.

Size : 21.5 x 15.5 mm at it longest and widest points.  Weight : 5.05 grams (although we had four of these and they average closer to 5.5 grams).

Grade : VF, although there is really nothing to grade on these.

Obverse and reverse : blank exception for the casting textures typical of those seen on most later scycee.  The smaller end has been intentionally hammered flat on one side, with the hammer marks similar to those seen on some later types.

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US$ 125.00
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利率: 04/21/18

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