China, Five Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms period. ca. You Zhou Autonomous region ca. AD 900 to 914. Iron Huo Bu. Controversial type.

Ancient Coins - China, Five Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms period.  ca. You Zhou Autonomous region ca. AD 900 to 914.  Iron Huo Bu.  Controversial type.
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This is a controversial issue.  The version of this type with a SAN BAi (three hundred) inscription on the reverse was well documented long ago.  Some years ago, a small hoard which contained some of that type, along with two others type (including this coin) appeared on the market.  Some dealers believe they are genuine, but there ar also sceptics who believe they are fantasy coins.  The jury is still out on these, but having handled a few examples from that group I cannot not see anything about them that suggests they are not genuine ancient iron.  I will guarantee to buy this specimen back at any time in the future.

Denomination : Iron Huo-pu spade.

Date : ca. AD 900 to 914.

Reference : At this point there is no reference for this type.  Hartill lists the type which the San bai reverse as #15.170, but does not list this type.

Size : 23.3 x 57.1 mm.  Weight : 14.70 grams.

Grade : Fine with a well rusted iron surface.

Obverse : "Huo-Pu".

Reverse : blank.

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection. ex. Frank Robinson.

价格 品种: vcoin5119
US$ 125.00
  • € 110.17
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  • CAD 167.13

利率: 12/12/18

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