Ming Dynasty Style Amulet, in the name of Ch'eng-te, AD 1506 to 1521, but probably made later.

Ancient Coins - Ming Dynasty Style Amulet, in the name of Ch'eng-te, AD 1506 to 1521, but probably made later.
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This is not a coin, but rather an amulet which is more like a good luck charm than a coin.

Date : Cast in the name of the Ming Emperor Wu Tsung, using this title Ch'eng-te which he used ca. AD 1506 to 1521.  The inscription means "Impeccable Virtue" or "to maintain Virtue".   Some references , in particular Mitchiner, say that these Ming reign title amulets were made in that period, but I do not believe this can be accepted as certain, and they may have been made well into the 19th century.  The casting style, and the color of the brass on this particular example is in my opinion probably 17th to 18th century.

Reference : I have not looked up an exact reference for this particular type.

Grade : VF

Size
: 53.5 mm.  Weight : 42.34 grams.

Obverse : "Ch'eng-te T'ung-pao".  Which is the same inscriptions used on his coins (see Schjoth #1179).

Reverse : The reverse design is somewhat stylized dragon and pheonix design.


Price SKU: vcoin5288
US$ 85.00
  • € 72.97
  • £ 63.97
  • AUD 114.43
  • CHF 84.17
  • CAD 112.81

Rates for: 06/22/18

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