China. Zhou to Chin Dynasty. State of Chu. Long spade of 3 Jin. ca. 350 to 250 BC. FD-289

Ancient Coins - China. Zhou to Chin Dynasty. State of Chu. Long spade of 3 Jin. ca. 350 to 250 BC. FD-289
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Denomination : 3 Jin or 10 Huo (10 Ant nose type coins).

Mint : This type was issued in the State of Chu rather late in the spade issuing period, probably after 350 BC, and certainly down ot about 250 BC and possibly even later into the Han Dynasty period.

Reference : FD-289.  H-3.470 variety.

Size : 38.0 x 98.8 mm.  Weight : 31.22 grams.

Grade : VF but the characters are somewhat obscured by heavy patina.  The right leg is very slightly bent.

Obverse : The reading of the obverse characters is not fully understood, but is probably something like "SHU BU DANG JIN" meaning "special spade valued at a Jin, although the weight is more consistent with it being at least 2 Jin and based on the weight of other specimens probably is meant to be 3 Jin (ca. 36 grams).

Reverse : "SHI HUO" meaning "ten huo" with "huo" probably meaning an ant nose type coin.

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection.

Price SKU: vcoin4919
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