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Offline Figleaf

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Vietnam, Canh Thinh?
« on: July 26, 2016, 06:27:53 PM »
Looks most like a variant of KM 162, but KM is too cryptic for me to be sure...

Peter
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Re: Vietnam, Canh Thinh?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 09:49:42 PM »
I assume as you've not shown the reverse that it is plain, in which case I'd say KM 161.1, Hartill [Chinese] 25.34; Barker 95.1-95.10; Toda no. 202.

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Re: Vietnam, Canh Thinh?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 09:57:32 PM »
It is indeed plain. Thank you Alan. KM 161.1 was my best suspect, but it's not illustrated in KM and I haven't the foggiest what a "double rim" is...  You know, it could have been that rare variant last seen by an 18th century French priest just before he succumbed to thirst during water torture. ::) Problem solved.

Peter
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Re: Vietnam, Canh Thinh?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 12:20:04 AM »
The double rim is like two concentric circles, as if someone has dug a groove round the middle of the reverse rim. I have a couple, but I don't have a scan to show: I'll try and dig one out tomorrow.

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Re: Vietnam, Canh Thinh?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 12:41:43 AM »
Mine doesn't seem to have the double rim as you describe it. Yet, somehow I doubt it's a super-scarce variant. :D

Peter
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