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Offline zviscevic

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Help needed with Asian coins
« on: July 21, 2016, 02:07:30 PM »
Dear colleagues,
 
I have 3 Asian coins for which I need identification.
 
#1
I assume that this is Chinese cash coin. Diameter: 28 mm. However, I don't know know more details like: country/issuer, date, catalog No.

 
#2
I also assume that this is Chinese coin. Diameter: 38 mm.

 
#3
This is Japanese mon coin. I would also need info about more details.

 
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Zlatko
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Re: Help needed with Asian coins
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 04:24:03 PM »
First and third are Japanese, a 4 mon (Kanei Tsuho, cast 1860's, see http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=10965) and a 100 mon (Tempo Tsuho, cast 1835-1871, see http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=1463) These can be subdivided into many varieties depending on the way the characters are written, but I'm afraid I don't have access to my Hartill japanese catalogue at the moment.

The middle one is a Chinese amulet, about which I know little I'm afraid, but probably 19th century.

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Re: Help needed with Asian coins
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 05:26:46 PM »
Thank you for the fast reply.  :)

So the 2nd coin is not a coin at all. It is some kind of medal/token?
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Re: Help needed with Asian coins
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 06:06:00 PM »
The second piece is indeed not a coin. It looks religious to me. It may have been given in a temple as a thank you piece, or it may have served for divine protection against evil, or just as a reminder of religious tenets.

Could you post this piece separately, please? It doesn't belong on the same board as the other two.

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Re: Help needed with Asian coins
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 06:21:36 PM »
Ok. Thank you.
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