China, Zhou to Chin Dynasty. Large (early) Ban Liang. ca. 250 to 200 BC. OVER 35 MM.

Ancient Coins - China, Zhou to Chin Dynasty. Large (early) Ban Liang. ca. 250 to 200 BC. OVER 35 MM.
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Date : The exact dating of these early large Ban Liang coins is not yet firmly established, but there were certainly issues of them prior to 300 BC.  As a general rule, the larger the diameter, the earlier the issue and this coin at over 35 mm is huge for these.  Most likely this is a late Zhou Dynasty example, but it might be from the early part of the Chin Dynasty.

Denomination : Ban Liang (meaning 1/2 ounce).

Reference : Hartill - 7.1 to 7.7 variety. Schjoth -79 to 82 variety.

Size : 35.1 x 37.7 mm.  Weight : 9.20 gram.  This probably averages about 35.5 mm, with the larger 37.7 mm measurement across the sprew removal point where there is a bit of extra metal.

Grade : VF with a over all slightly crusty green patina with some lighter tan mineralization over the green in some places.

Obverse : "BAN LIANG", meaning 1/2 ounce.

Reverse : blank.

This is one of the largest ones of these I have owned.

Price SKU: vcoin6197
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Rates for: 01/19/18

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