China, Bimetallic Arrowhead, Late Warring States - Qin Dynasty, 300 - 200 B.C.
From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AA36843. Bimetallic arrowhead; Nat. Geo, 10-96 pp 69, Watson China -; 32 mm long, head 29 mm; bronze head, trilobate solid sides, curved indentation, iron tang, attractive; $65.00 (€50.05)
China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Ren Zong, 1022 - 1063 A.D.
Despite his long reign of over 40 years, Renzong is not widely known. His reign marked the high point of Song influences and powers but was also the beginning of its slow disintegration that would persist over the next century and a half.
CH35832. Bronze 1 cash, Jia You Tong Bao, seal script, VF, weight c. 3.6 g, maximum diameter c. 24 mm, 1056 - 1063 A.D.; Forum's random selection from the coins in the photograph, one coin; $5.00 (€3.85) Out of Stock!