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Offline Petro

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Chinese gold sycee
« 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?
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Chinese gold sycee
« Reply #1 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, who reads Chinese fluently.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.