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Tribal art and extinct civilisations

Started by Galapagos, September 03, 2009, 08:19:40 PM

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SquareEarth

#75
Mainland China
20 Yuan
2002



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


Wiki:
QuoteThe 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.

Regards

Chuan


Tong Bao_Tsuho_Tong Bo_Thong Bao

SquareEarth

#76
Bronze Drum of the Zhuang


China
2008
10 Yuan


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.

Regards

Chuan

Tong Bao_Tsuho_Tong Bo_Thong Bao

<k>

#77


The obverse of the Bahraini 25 fils coin, 1992.

It depicts a seal from the ancient Dilmun civilisation, which was located in Bahrain.





Reverse.
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<k>

#78
Canada $200 2014.jpg

Canada, $200 (gold), 2014.  Grandmother moon mask.
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<k>

#79
PORTUGAL-1995-200-ESCUDOS-.JPG


PORTUGAL-1995-200-ESCUDOS.JPG

Portugal, 200 escudos, 1995.    480th Anniversary of Solor and Timor.
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Miner

#80
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






<k>

#81
Brazil 100 reis 1932~.JPG

Brazil, 100  reis, 1932. 

Martim Afonso Tibiriçá, Cacique Guaianá, born circa 1440, died 1562.
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#82


Guinea, 50 francs, 1994. 

Wooden figure of Nimba, fertility goddess and emblem of the Central Bank.
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#83
Kiribati $5 1979~.jpg

Kiribati, $5, 1979.  Native of Kiribati.  Independence commemorative.
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#84
Kiribati $2 1989.jpg

Kiribati, $2, 1989.  10th anniversary of independence. 

Traditional meeting house, and a sea snail (left).
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#85
Southern Rhodesia GVI.jpg


Southern Rhodesia 3d 1947.jpg

Southern Rhodesia, threepence, 1947.  Three spear heads.
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#86
Rhodesia 3d 1968#.jpg

Rhodesia, threepence, 1964.  Three spear heads.
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#87
Rhodesia 2½c 1970~.jpg

Rhodesia, 2½ cents, 1970.  Spear heads.
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#88
New Zealand 3d 1935.jpg

New Zealand, three pence.  Maori war clubs.     
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#89


Lesotho, 1 loti, 1998.  King Moshoeshoe I.
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