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Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
« on: January 21, 2013, 03:23:28 PM »
Hi,

I have this coin, which I think is from Tang Dynasty, Kai Yuan tong pao, can anybody confirm this?

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Diameter: 22.70 mm
Weight: 3.58 grs
Rim: plain
Orientation: Medal
Alloy: Cast brass

Thanks for your help
Ole Sjoelund
« Last Edit: November 26, 2013, 04:09:31 AM by Quant.Geek »
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Hi,

Sorry, but I had taken the measures from another coin, but now I have corrected them!

Diameter: 22.87 mm
Thickness: 1.14 mm
Weight: 2.38 grs
Rim: plain
Orientation: Medal
Alloy: Cast brass

Thanks for your help
Ole Sjoelund
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 04:46:18 PM »
Confirmed. Wu Tsung, Ching-chao. Not sure about the character on the reverse, but Ching seems most likely.

Peter
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Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 09:32:41 AM »
Thanks Peter.
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Tang Dynasty: cash coin 845-846, can anybody confirm this?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 03:54:43 AM »
Looking at the inscriptions, this is a Chinese T'ang dynasty coin from the Hui Ch'ang period (840's AD) with "Ching" mintmark. However, if the coin is really brass, it is not genuine. Before 1400 all Chinese coins are either bronze (actually copper alloyed with lead) or iron. Brass coins were not made till after 1400.
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