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Ancient coins => Other ancients => Topic started by: Petro on July 04, 2017, 12:58:46 AM

Title: Chinese gold sycee
Post by: Petro on July 04, 2017, 12:58:46 AM
Hi , i have two pieces of gold Chinese Sycee but I am not able to read the characters on it can anyone help?
   Thank you Petro
Title: Re: Chinese gold sycee
Post by: Figleaf on July 15, 2017, 11:42:39 AM
It looks like you got four ingots (not sure if sycee applies; I would use the word only for the distinctive boat shaped ornaments still in use as new year and funeral decoration).

The only stamp I recognise is the oblong or B-shaped one, which shows an abstraction of two cash coins. This may be and explanation ("this lump of gold is money") or a logo of the smith who produced these ingots.

For the characters, I suggest that you send a PM to our member SquareEarth (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9478), who reads Chinese fluently.

Peter