Author Topic: China,Cash, Northern Song, Chun Hua Yuan Bao, Running hand script  (Read 2792 times)

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Offline capnbirdseye

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I have quite a few of these, I'm presuming China for this one?

This one weighs 4.46g   24mm
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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 11:19:24 PM »
In principle this should be Remmelts 22, emperor Tai Tsung (Northern Sung dynasty), era Chun Hua (Shun Hua, 990-994), but I have my doubts about the top character. I hope Remmelts was sloppy.

While the coin is very old it is not really all that scarce. Your specimen is well preserved, though.

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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 11:35:54 PM »
If my eyes are not deceiving me

Shun hua yuan pao

which is a reign title variation.

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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 11:39:05 PM »
Thank you Peter, it's older than I expected, top character is different as you say but whether that changes anything majorly is difficult to be sure

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Edit:I think Arthur posted the reason for a different character above
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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 05:56:25 PM »
Hello,

the coin is from the time of 990-994, Northern Song Dynasty.
Chun Hua Yuan Bao - Running script
Slight different in callagraphy to the picture from David Hartills Book "CAST CHINESE COINS".


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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 06:05:43 PM »
Thank you pingu,  the top character in David Hartills Book differs from mine and from Peters Remmelts 22 illustration also, so three variations there
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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 09:35:48 PM »
Pingu got it. No doubt!

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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 09:48:51 PM »
Shun and Chun are purely dialect variations in transliteration. Same word.

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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 09:51:57 PM »
I've found an interesting website on these coins, it show a coin exactly like mine, the coin is found with orthodox script & running hand script, the latter of which mine is a seemingly good example

http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/china/china5.htm
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Re: Cash coin to identify
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 09:57:46 PM »
There are a number of Chinese script styles and they can be rather confusing to say the least.