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Medieval and cash coins => Cash type coins => Topic started by: bart on March 08, 2008, 10:30:18 AM

Title: China, Sheng Sung seal script (1101). Remmelts 87
Post by: bart on March 08, 2008, 10:30:18 AM
Fifth coin is attributed to Hoang Dinh (1601-1619)
Size is 23 mm.
This one is heavily colored. Could be as a reaction from copper to the glue or to something else.

Bart
Title: Re: "Vietnamese Old Coins" / Hoang Dinh 1601-1619 ?
Post by: translateltd on March 08, 2008, 07:20:21 PM
I'd need some time with a catalogue to compare the seal characters for good measure, but this one appears to read clockwise rather than the usual north-south-east-west.  The right-hand character is "tei" in Japanese ("di" in Chinese) = Emperor, so dinh in Vietnamese sounds logical.  It's just the first, rather blurred character that I can't make out.  From the fabric I would originally have said it was Song dynasty Chinese, reading something like Huangdi Yuanbao, though I'd need to check in the catalogue for further attribution.

Martin
NZ

Fifth coin is attributed to Hoang Dinh (1601-1619)
Size is 23 mm.
This one is heavily colored. Could be as a reaction from copper to the glue or to something else.

Bart
Title: Re: "Vietnamese Old Coins" / Hoang Dinh 1601-1619 ?
Post by: nguyen anh tu on December 07, 2009, 09:42:40 AM
THÁNH TỐNG NGUYÊN BẢO , CHINESE COIN !
Title: Re: "Vietnamese Old Coins" / Hoang Dinh 1601-1619 ?
Post by: Figleaf on December 07, 2009, 12:41:09 PM
Thank you for the lead. I agree that this is Chinese. See attached scan from Remmelts.

Sheng Sung yuan pao (seal script). Emperor Hui Tsung (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huizong_of_Song_China), era Sheng Sung 1101AD.

Peter
Title: Re: "Vietnamese Old Coins" / Hoang Dinh 1601-1619 ?
Post by: translateltd on December 07, 2009, 07:11:44 PM
Oh well, I got the reading all wrong but the general period right at least :-)
Title: Re: "Vietnamese Old Coins" / Hoang Dinh 1601-1619 ?
Post by: bart on December 09, 2009, 11:18:13 PM
Thanks a lot to everyone in attributing this coin.

Bart
Title: Re: China, Sheng Sung seal script (1101). Remmelts 87
Post by: Figleaf on December 03, 2013, 11:23:57 PM
Here's my specimen. It looks better in hand and is quite readable. Had to chase up contrast and compensate by lightening to show at least some of the characters. Other side is blank.

Peter