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 3.186a.  FD-167.

Size : 49.0 x 29.9 mm.  Weight : 6.55 grams.

Grade : VF poorly cast, and the obverse is rough

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

Reverse : "YOU" meaning "right". 

Provenance : ex Klaas Kruit collection.

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