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« on: November 10, 2018, 05:18:59 am »

Hello,
Is anyone able to identify or read the Chinese symbols on this amulet?
I'm not even sure if I have it right side up.
Any help would be appreciated.
It is copper, about 50.5mm in diameter and weighs 30.5 grams.

Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 05:40:19 am »

Grundmann 263 var. (horse instead of ox) or Schjöth 62

Obv.: Xing Guan (right), Tripod (below hole), waving banner (left), Animal (ox), and the inscription "ben ming xing guan" (not readable on your example)
Rev.: magic spell in magic language, tiger heads left and right
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 11:56:35 am »

Thank you.

With your help I was able to at least find another example and trace it to the Song Dynasty as well as finding other information about the symbols.

Your help is very much appreciated
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