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Medieval and cash coins => Cash type coins => Topic started by: Figleaf on September 13, 2008, 05:41:04 PM

Title: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: Figleaf on September 13, 2008, 05:41:04 PM
This is Remmelts 177, a blank reverse cash cast under emperor Chuang Lieh (Ming dynasty). It came with a little sealed label attached. I think the last line on the label is chung chen tung pao, but what might the middle line be? The label is secured to the coin by a red wax seal. My best guess is that this is an export license. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Peter
Title: Re: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: translateltd on September 13, 2008, 09:09:52 PM
The middle character on the label is "Ming", as in the dynasty.  I can't make out enough on the wax seal to be of much help. unfortunately.

Title: Re: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: Figleaf on September 23, 2008, 12:03:27 AM
Thanks for trying, Martin. One day, this one also will be solved...

Peter
Title: Re: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: weepio on October 10, 2011, 01:49:09 PM
Emperor Si Zong 1628-1644 Last emperor of the Mind dynasty

Chong Zhen Tong Bao 1628-1644

look at the two different types of Zhen on the picture
Title: Re: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: Figleaf on October 10, 2011, 09:47:28 PM
Thanks, Weepio. Mine woud be type 1, I guess.

Peter
Title: Re: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: scorpio on October 11, 2011, 06:54:27 PM
The label reads 'Last Emperor Ming Dynasty Chung Chen Tong Bao'. Although the wording is indistinct on the wax seal the character for 'decision' can be made out so it would appear that the seal represents official approval for some action to be taken with the coin. Whether it would be an export license is unclear.
Title: Re: China, cash Chung Chen (1628-1644)
Post by: Figleaf on October 11, 2011, 07:56:15 PM
Thanks for trying, Martin. One day, this one also will be solved...

And so it was. Thanks, Scorpio!

Peter