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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2013, 11:46:32 AM »
Mainland China
20 Yuan
2002



This coins features a gold-gilded bronze statue of the ancient Shu civilization discovered in Sanxingdui.


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The discovery at Sanxingdui, as well as other discoveries such as the Xingan tombs in Jiangxi, challenges the traditional narrative of Chinese civilization spreading from the central plain of the Yellow River, and Chinese archaeologists have began to speak of "multiple centers of innovation jointly ancestral to Chinese civilization."
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This ancient culture had remarkably advanced bronze casting technology which was acquired by adding lead to the usual combination of copper and tin creating a stronger substance that could create substantially larger and heavier objects

It was, until annexed by Qin, by all means an independent civilization, with a visible link to bronze-age culture of Shang and Zhou.

There is a reason why I dislike contemporary PRC coins, they are plain and uninspiring, therefore wasting great topics.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2013, 11:53:29 AM »
Bronze Drum of the Zhuang


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2008
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The bronze drums are rather central to many cultures and civilizations in almost all countries in Southeast Asia.
This is especially true for Vietnam. But they haven't yet minted any coin for it.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2014, 08:47:44 PM »


The obverse of the Bahraini 25 fils coin depicts a seal from the ancient Dilmun civilisation, which was located in Bahrain.





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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #78 on: April 27, 2014, 01:55:31 PM »
Canada, $200 (gold), 2014.  Grandmother moon mask.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2014, 06:44:18 PM »
Portugal, 200 escudos, 1995.    480th Anniversary of Solor and Timor.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2014, 11:29:15 AM »
Japan 500 yen 2010
Dogu ("clay doll") - a clay figurine of a human or animal, which were made in the Jomon period in Japan.
Sanna-Maruyama - archaeological excavations settlements around 3900 BC, begun in 1992 in Aomori. The most famous building dates back to 2600 BC





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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #81 on: December 21, 2014, 10:00:21 PM »
Brazil, 100  reis, 1932.  Martim Afonso Tibiriçá, Cacique Guaianá, born circa 1440, died 1562.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #82 on: July 09, 2015, 04:52:54 PM »
Guinea, 50 francs, 1994.  Wooden figure of Nimba, fertility goddess and emblem of the Central Bank.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2016, 03:00:56 PM »
Kiribati, $5, 1979.  Native of Kiribati.  Independence commemorative.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2016, 03:25:56 PM »
Kiribati, $2, 1989.  10th anniversary of independence.  Traditional meeting house, and a sea snail (left).

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #85 on: July 07, 2017, 07:51:54 PM »
Southern Rhodesia, threepence, 1947.  Three spear heads.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #86 on: July 07, 2017, 07:55:05 PM »
Rhodesia, threepence, 1964.  Three spear heads.

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #87 on: July 07, 2017, 08:14:17 PM »
Rhodesia 2½c 1970.  Spear heads.
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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #88 on: July 07, 2017, 08:30:08 PM »
New Zealand, three pence.  Maori war clubs.       

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Re: Tribal art and extinct civilisations
« Reply #89 on: August 25, 2017, 01:35:43 AM »
Lesotho, 1 loti, 1998.  King Moshoeshoe I.