China, Zhou. State of Yan. Yang An or Tao Yang. Square foot spade. ca. 350 to 250 BC. 1/2 Jin.

Ancient Coins - China, Zhou. State of Yan. Yang An or Tao Yang. 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 : These were probably made at the An Yang that was in the State of Yan.

Reference :  Hartill 3.186 to 7 variety.  FD-167.

Size : 47.0 x 31.6 mm.  Weight : 8.00 gram (heavy).

Grade : VF/G (reverse character not visible).

Obverse : There are two possible readings for this type.  The first is "Yang An" and the second is Tao Yang.

Reverse : The reverse should have a character on the back in either the upper right or upper left, but no characters are visible on this example. 

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection.


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