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 : Ping-Yin probably names a city in the State of Yan.

Reference :  Hartill 33.366 variety.  FD-178.

Size : 41.3 x 26.8 mm.  Weight : 6.26 gram.  A slightly smaller type, but full weight type.

Grade : VF but slightly softly cast.

Obverse : "Ping-Yin".

Reverse : The reverse on this type is totally blank, without even the oblique lines seen on my square foot spades of this period. 

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection.

Price SKU: vcoin5068
US$ 49.50
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  • CAD 65.57

Rates for: 07/19/18

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