Japan, Ryukyu Islands: ½ Shu ND (JDNA2008-134.2, KM-C115)

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Japan, Ryukyu Islands: ½ Shu ND (JDNA2008-134.2, KM-C115)

This coin was issued by the Shimazu-clan between 1862-1863.  Ryukyu Islands is also known as Okinawa.  It was conquered by the Shimazu clan around the 1600s and hence was subjected to taxation up until the 1870s.

Obv: Ryuukyuu Tsuuhou in seal script
Rev: "han shu" in seal script

A high-resolution image of this coin is available at Zeno.ru and FORVM Ancient Coins

A gallery of my coins can been seen at FORVM Ancient Coins



please the exact weight and the diameter writes in addition.
Do you see on the edge of the coin a counterstamp?
If so - at which place?