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Adjacent hobbies => Unusual items used like money => Topic started by: mrbadexample on October 31, 2017, 02:29:25 PM

Title: Chinese cup shaped thing
Post by: mrbadexample on October 31, 2017, 02:29:25 PM
Hello all,

Just after a very brief answer so that I can respond to a friend's question: "What is that cup shaped thing?"

Cheers, MBE  ;)
Title: Re: Chinese cup shaped thing
Post by: Figleaf on October 31, 2017, 02:58:46 PM
A sycee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycee). A very pretty one too.

Peter
Title: Re: Chinese cup shaped thing
Post by: mrbadexample on October 31, 2017, 03:03:42 PM
Thanks Peter. Now I can tell my friend and pretend to be clever.  >:D

Do we have a specific thread on non-coin-shaped money?
Title: Re: Chinese cup shaped thing
Post by: malj1 on October 31, 2017, 11:15:06 PM
From the sale catalogue:

874/254 Baltikavej

Qing Dynasty, Guang Zu period, 1875 - 1908, silver 50 Tael, Boat-shaped Sycee ND, 1.905 g

Title: Re: Chinese cup shaped thing
Post by: mrbadexample on November 01, 2017, 12:01:44 AM
From the sale catalogue:

874/254 Baltikavej

Qing Dynasty, Guang Zu period, 1875 - 1908, silver 50 Tael, Boat-shaped Sycee ND, 1.905 g

Well, I guess I could have done that.  ;D

What's that thing you've got there then Mal?