China, Zhou. State of Yan. Ping Yin square foot spade. ca. 350 to 250 BC. 1/2 Jin.

Ancient Coins - China, Zhou. State of Yan. Ping Yin 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 : somewhere in the State of Yan.

Reference :  Hartill 3.366.  FD-178.

Size : 38.0 x 24.3 mm.  Weight : 4.67 gram.  A slightly smaller than usual type.

Grade : VF with slight rough metal, although the roughness is in the original casting and this issue is normally seen with these textures.  Very clear characters, and fairly nice example of the type.

Obverse : "PING YIN".

Reverse : totally blank without even the oblique lines seen on other types of square foot spades.

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection.

Price SKU: vcoin5090
US$ 47.50
  • € 41.77
  • £ 37.21
  • AUD 65.86
  • CHF 47.20
  • CAD 63.62

Rates for: 12/07/18

Ships from: Canada
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