China, Zhou Dynasty. State of Zhao (?). "Wan (?) Shi" square foot spade. ca. 350 to 250 BC. 1/2 Jin.

Ancient Coins - China, Zhou Dynasty. State of Zhao (?). "Wan (?) Shi" square foot spade. ca. 350 to 250 BC. 1/2 Jin.
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Denomination : Bronze 1/2 jin square foot spade. 

Date : These are dated to the later Zhou Dynasty, ca 350 to 250 BC. 

Mint : Hartill says the reading of the right character is uncertain so the mint is unknown.  DFP read it is Wan, making the total inscription Wan Shi for an ancient city SW of Gonyi in Henan which would be in the State of Zhao.

Reference :  Hartill 3.439.  FD-210.

Size : 47.1 x 27.6 mm.  Weight : 6.40 gram.

Grade : good Fine to VF, with a slightly crusty green patina cleaned on the characters.

Obverse : "Wan Shi" (please see the note above about this mint).

Reverse : Three vertical oblique lines but no characters.

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection.

价格 品种: vcoin5103
US$ 125.00
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利率: 12/14/18

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