Author Topic: Wang Mang (9-23 ad) You Quan Er Shi  (Read 1059 times)

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Offline Figleaf

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Wang Mang (9-23 ad) You Quan Er Shi
« on: April 17, 2012, 02:12:34 AM »
Not identified on numismatique.com. Can we help?

Peter
« Last Edit: April 21, 2012, 04:16:49 PM by Figleaf »
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 6
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 05:40:00 AM »
Again Wang Mang 50 I think

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 6
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 12:43:40 PM »
Fabric looks like Wang Mang era but I don't recall one with the characters for "20" (right and left) before.  That doesn't mean it doesn't exist though.


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Re: Unidentified cash coin 6
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 02:12:07 PM »
Indeed Wang Man, adolescent spring twenty, Peng Xinwei plate XXX-3. Peng gives a weight (in grammes) table for the spring coins:

small spring - 1.3
baby spring - 2.2
adolescent spring - 1.8
medium spring - 2.9
adult spring - 3.6
large spring - 4.8

If this table is correct, the coin would be too heavy. If we assume a typo, where 1.8 should be 2.8, the weight of the coin is acceptable. Anyway, 2.8 would be more logical.

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Re: Unidentified cash coin 6
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 11:03:45 AM »
Again Wang Mang (9-23 ad)
You Quan Er Shi RRR (Juvenile coin, twenty)
Size and weight could be correct, but again I'm not that pleased with te calligraphy