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 in the State of Yan.

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

Size : 48.7 x 30.8 mm.  Weight : 6.32 grams.

Grade : VF.  These are supposted to have a character representing a number of the reverse, but I can see no trace of it on this specimen, and doubt it ever had one.  I have seen others of this type that also seemed to have a blank reverse.  All the specimens of this type I have seen have these same course surfaces.

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

Reverse : If there was ever a character on reverse of this, I can see not trace of it.

Price SKU: vcoin5882
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