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VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:50:53 PM »
The subject contains all I know about this coin.  Anyone know more?

I don't even know which way is up on it  ;D

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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 07:52:25 PM »
Current photo is upside down :-)

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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 07:58:15 PM »
Well, I'm impressed Martin I have to admit,
I turned it around for you ;)

always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 08:13:10 PM »
ok I fliped it. 
What do the symbols mean?

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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 08:21:43 PM »
Pleased you also rotated the reverse!  The characters on the obverse follow the usual pattern - top and bottom are reign titles (I'll look them up in a mo), and right and left mean "current coin".  You can match the latter pair against most other Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Vietnamese cash coins as a way of working out which way is up - that's how I started getting to grips with them originally!


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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 10:23:52 PM »
After a little research looks like Dien Ninh Thong Bao minted from 1454-1458 by the 4th king of the Le dynasty.

Evidently quite common.

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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 10:35:53 PM »
That sounds ok. I read Yen Ning in Chinese (old transscription), which refers to the Vietnamese pronounciation you did found.

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Re: VIETNAM, Cash coin, 1453-59
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 11:35:01 PM »
And "En Nei" in Japanese, which is also a derivative of the original Chinese readings.