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Lot of 29 Coins of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Etc.

|Medieval| |&| |Modern| |Bulk| |Lots|, |Lot| |of| |29| |Coins| |of| |Japan,| |China,| |Hong| |Kong,| |Etc.|NEW
LT97475. Lot of 29 coins of Japan, China, Hong Kong, etc., ex Numismatik Naumann auction 96 (1 Nov 2020), lot 950; as-is, no returns; $325.00 (€299.00)

Lot of 4 Sassanian Empire Coins, 224 - 651 A.D.

|Sasanian| |Empire|, |Lot| |of| |4| |Sassanian| |Empire| |Coins,| |
224| |-| |651| |A.D.|
With the overthrow of the Parthians in 224, Ardashir I founded the Sasanian Empire which was for over four centuries, alongside the Roman-Byzantine Empire, one of the main powers in Western and Central Asia. At its greatest extent, the Sassanid Empire encompassed all of today's Iran, Iraq, the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Israel), the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Dagestan), Egypt, parts of Turkey, much of Central Asia (Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), the Persian Gulf countries, Yemen, Oman and Pakistan. It was overthrown by the Rashidun Caliphate in 651. Much of what later became known as Islamic culture in architecture, poetry, etc. was conveyed to the Muslim world by the Sassanids.
LT97446. 4 coins, VF+, obverse Pahlavi legend, crowned and cuirassed bust of king right, surrounded by borders, three star within crescents outside; reverse two attendants at both sides of the fire altar, Pahlavi regnal year numeral left, Pahlavi mint signature right, all surrounded by borders, four star within crescents outside; ex Gerhard Hirsch; unattributed to type, no tags or flips, actual coins in the photograph, as-is, no returns; $200.00 (€184.00)

Great Mongols, Genghis Khan (Chingiz Khan), 1206 - 1227 A.D.

|Islamic|, |Great| |Mongols,| |Genghis| |Khan| |(Chingiz| |Khan),| |1206| |-| |1227| |A.D.||jital|NEW
Although the Khan is not named on the obverse, Album notes, " This type is the only coin that is reasonably common and can be securely assigned to the lifetime of Genghis Kahn. The type is believed to have been struck 618-619 [AH] / 1221, during the Mongol chase of Mangubarni to the Indus River, when a Mongol military base was established at or near Ghazna."
IS93640. Billon jital, Tye Jitals 329, Album 1969, SICA 9 1008, aVF, porous, earthen deposits, off center, weight 4.160 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 180o, Ghazna (Ghazni, Afganistan) mint, undated, c. 1221 A.D.; obverse al-khaqan / al-'adil / al-a'zam (the Just Supreme Khan); reverse name and title of the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $140.00 (€128.80)

Sasanian Empire, Hormizd IV, 579 - 590 A.D.

|Sasanian| |Empire|, |Sasanian| |Empire,| |Hormizd| |IV,| |579| |-| |590| |A.D.||drachm|
Hormizd IV (also spelled Hormozd IV, Hormadz IV, or Ohrmazd IV) was noted for religious tolerance, declining appeals by the Zoroastrian priesthood to persecute Christians. He slaughtered the high aristocracy and Zoroastrian priesthood, and elevated the landed gentry. He faced constant warfare including an indecisive war with the Byzantine Empire begun under his father. His general Bahram Chobin defeated the Turkic Khaganate. Instead of rewarding him, Hormizd IV had him disgraced and dismissed. Bahram rebelled. Another faction led by his brothers-in-law deposed, blinded, and later killed Hormizd IV. His son Khosrow II was made the new shah.
WA95891. Silver drachm, SNS Iran 1333, Göbl SN I/1, Mitchiner ACW 1090, SNS Israel -, VF, rainbow toning, flaw center obverse (also seen on some SNS Iran specimens), weight 4.102 g, maximum diameter 32.7 mm, die axis 270o, WCHC (Fars?) mint, year 7, 585 A.D.; obverse Pahlavi legend: Hormazd may his glory increase, cuirassed bust right, wearing tall cap and crenelated crown, diadem and earring, short beard, hair ball behind, two dots on chest, star upper left, star within cresent upper right, three stars within crescents outside the border; reverse fire altar, flanked by facing attendants, star inner upper left, crescent inner upper right, regnal year left, mint signature right; $110.00 (€101.20)

China, Qing Dynasty, De Zong, The Guangxu Emperor, 1875 - 1908

|China|, |China,| |Qing| |Dynasty,| |De| |Zong,| |The| |Guangxu| |Emperor,| |1875| |-| |1908||10| |cash|
The Guangxu Emperor, De Zong, was the tenth emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908, but in practice he ruled, under Empress Dowager Cixi's influence, only from 1889 to 1898. He initiated the Hundred Days' Reform, but was abruptly stopped when the empress dowager launched a coup in 1898, after which he was put under house arrest until his death.
CH89424. Bronze 10 cash, Coins in the Collection of Shanghai Museum, Vol. 6, 2169 (5.0g, 25mm, similar thick rims); cf. Hartill 22.1275 (smaller), VF, rough fields and file marks (normal for the type), weight 4.565 g, maximum diameter 25.2 mm, die axis 0o, Bejing, Board of Revenue mint, c. 1875 A.D.; obverse Guang Xu tong bao, protruding head boo, thick outer rim; reverse Boo Chiowan (Board of Revenue), thick outer rim; rare; $85.00 (€78.20)

Stephen Album, 35 Price Lists, Islamic and Indian Coins, 1978 - 1987

|Auction| |Catalogs|, |Stephen| |Album,| |35| |Price| |Lists,| |Islamic| |and| |Indian| |Coins,| |1978| |-| |1987|
Price Lists 11, 16, 18, 21-23, 25-53
BK22932. Stephen Album, 35 Price Lists, Islamic and Indian Coins, 1978 - 1987, small booklet style, paperback, international shipping at actual cost of shipping; $38.00 (€34.96)

China, Warring States, Chu Kingdom, c. 476 - 221 B.C., Ghost Face Money

|China|, |China,| |Warring| |States,| |Chu| |Kingdom,| |c.| |476| |-| |221| |B.C.,| |Ghost| |Face| |Money||cowrie|
This cowrie form is nicknamed Ant Nose Money and the specific type is nicknamed the Ghost Face Coin. The "face" is actually the characters "Gui Lian Qian." David Hartill notes, "They have been found in areas to the south of the Yellow River corresponding to the State of Chu in the Warring States period. One hoard was of some 16,000 pieces. Their weight is very variable, and their alloy often contains a high proportion of lead."
CH96425. Bronze cowrie, Hartill 1.4, Schjoth 15-17, Fisher 4, Fair, light brown mottled patina, weight 1.944 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, c. 476 - 221 B.C.; obverse Gui Lian Qian; reverse plain; $28.00 (€25.76)

China, Xin Dynasty, Wang Mang's Interregnum, 7 - 23 A.D.

|China|, |China,| |Xin| |Dynasty,| |Wang| |Mang's| |Interregnum,| |7| |-| |23| |A.D.||5| |zhu|
Minted during the lifetime of Jesus!

Wang Mang was a Han Dynasty official and consort kin who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded the Xin Dynasty, ruling 9-23 A.D. The Han dynasty was restored after his overthrow, and his rule marks the separation between the Western Han Dynasty (before Xin) and Eastern Han Dynasty (after Xin). Some historians have traditionally viewed Wang as a usurper, while others have portrayed him as a visionary and selfless social reformer. Though a learned Confucian scholar who sought to implement the harmonious society he saw in the classics, his efforts ended in chaos. In October 23 A.D., the capital Chang'an was attacked and the imperial palace ransacked. Wang Mang died in the battle. The Han dynasty was reestablished in 25 A.D. when Liu Xiu (Emperor Guangwu) took the throne.
CH96836. Bronze 5 zhu, cf. Hartill 9.32 ff., Gratzer-Fishman C5.46 (g) ff., aF or better, as found patina, light encrustations, 7 - 23 A.D.; obverse Huo Quan (wealth/money coin); reverse plain; randomly selected from the same lot as the coins in the photograph, ONE COIN; $6.00 (€5.52)

China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Hui Zong, 1101 - 1126 A.D.

|China|, |China,| |Northern| |Song| |Dynasty,| |Emperor| |Hui| |Zong,| |1101| |-| |1126| |A.D.||cash|
Huizong, one of the most famous Song Dynasty emperors, spent most of his life surrounded by luxury, sophistication, and art, but ended in tragedy. An artist, Huizong neglected the army, and Song China became increasingly weak. On Jan 18, 1126, after the forces of the Jin had crossed the Yellow River and came in sight of the Song capital, Kaifeng, Huizong abdicated in favor of his son Emperor Qinzong. The Jin entered Kaifeng on Jan 9, 1127, and many days of looting, rapes, and massacre followed. Huizong and Qinzong were captured and demoted to commoner. Huizong was deported to northern Manchuria, where he spent the last eight years of his life as a captive.Huizong
CH87038. Iron cash, Hartill 16.502, Schjoth -, Fisher -, weight c. 3.6 g, maximum diameter c. 25.5 mm, 1119 - 1125; obverse Xuan He Tong Bao, Slender Gold script; reverse plain; aF or better, quality varies, some with edge chips, some with thicker rust, similar to the coins in the photograph, ONE COIN; $5.00 (€4.60)

Japan, Various Mints, Edo Period, c. 1636 - 1868, Kanei Tsuho

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Various| |Mints,| |Edo| |Period,| |c.| |1636| |-| |1868,| |Kanei| |Tsuho||1| |mon|
In 1636, the Tokugawa shogunate introduced Kanei Tsuho coins to standardize copper coins and maintain a sufficient coin supply. These coins, the first government minted copper coins in 700 years, became the daily currency used for small payments. Although the Kanei era ended in 1643, coins continued to bear the Kanei Tsuho legend for 230 years. By the 1650s, 16 private mints were opened across Japan. The shogunate outsourced the mintage to regional and local merchants who cast them at varying weights and sizes, as well as occasionally having local mint marks. Kanei Tsuho produced before 1668, referred to as "old Kanei" coins, are recognizable by their consistent calligraphic style. Kanei Tsuho coins produced after 1668, "new Kanei" coins, have more diverse calligraphic styles. From 1738 government authorized iron Kanei Tsuho 1 mon coins, and in 1866 iron 4 mon Kanei Tsuho were authorized.
JA93039. Copper 1 mon, Hartill EJC 4.1 - 4.219; SCWC KM 5 (1606), obverse kan ei tsu ho (universal treasure of Kwan Ei); reverse plain; many varieties in the lot, Fine or better, some with minor flaws, bumps, scratches, encrustations, one coin from the coins in the photograph, ONE COIN; $5.00 (€4.60)


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