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Qing money tree
« on: November 29, 2019, 10:23:38 AM »
Spotted in the reserve (!) of the Mint museum in Paris. Era Kangxi (Shèngzǔ), Beijing (Ministry of Finance) mint. In view of the decorations, this is likely to be a ceremonial or gift item, symbolically wishing wealth upon the receiver. A traditional Chinese wish is "health, wealth and happiness".

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