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Sasanian Empire, Khusro II, Occupation of Egypt, 618 - 628 A.D.

|Sasanian| |Empire|, |Sasanian| |Empire,| |Khusro| |II,| |Occupation| |of| |Egypt,| |618| |-| |628| |A.D.||12| |nummi|
During his temporary domination of Egypt, 618 - 628 A.D., Khusru allowed the Alexandria mint to continue issuing the normal Byzantine coinage, but substituted his portrait for the Byzantine emperor's. The sun and moon replaced the obverse legend, just as on contemporary Sasanian coinage. It may seem strange that a Persian king would wear a crown surmounted by a cross; however, his wife Sira was a Christian, he was a benefactor of the church of St. Sergius in Edessa, he honored the Virgin, and he sometimes wore a robe embroidered with a cross which he had received as a gift from the Emperor Maurice Tiberius. The Byzantine emperors resumed the imperial coinage of Alexandria after their recapture of Egypt in 628 A.D.

The corrosion on this coin looks like bronze disease but this is an old collection coin, we have had it for two years now, and the corrosion does not appear to be active.
BZ93527. Bronze 12 nummi, DOC II-1 192; Hahn MIB 202a; Wroth BMC 276; Tolstoi 107-8; Ratto 1314-5; Morrisson BnF 10/Al/AE/30; SBCV 856; Sommer 11.93, VF, well centered, corrosion, weight 14.900 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, Alexandria mint, 618 - 628 A.D.; obverse bust of the Sassanid King Khusru II wearing a crown with pendilia and surmounted by a cross within a crescent, star left, crescent moon right; reverse large I B with modified cross potent on globe between, AΛEZ in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $28.50 (28.78)


Korea, Choson (Yi) Dynasty, 1392 - 1910

|Korea|, |Korea,| |Choson| |(Yi)| |Dynasty,| |1392| |-| |1910||1| |mun|
Beginning in 1633 A.D., during the reign of King Injo, the famine relief "Stabilization Office" (Sangpyongchong) began to cast coins using the first two characters of the office name (sang pyong) in the inscription (sang pyong tong bo), meaning "always even universal currency." Sang pyong tong bo coins were cast from 1633 to 1891 and circulated for over 300 years. Numerous government offices and military mints produced the coins as a source of funding, and many were also privately cast. The places indicated by the mintmark were not necessarily the actual mint; they were offices granted the right of coinage. They may have been minted for the office at another location.
KO110411. Copper 1 mun, Velde-Hartill type 20.1.2, SCWC KM 175, CKCB 18.262, Craig LCC 20, aVF, light deposits and encrustations, mold error on rev. on Hye (3 straight lines), weight 3.218 g, maximum diameter 24.42 mm, die axis 0o, Seoul, Board of Revenue mint, 1806; obverse Sang Pyong Tong Bo (always even universal currency), one dot tong, hooks on pyong; reverse Hye (Rice and Cloth Department) mintmark above, Sam (three) below; $22.00 SALE PRICE $19.80


Japan, Bunkyu Eiho, Edo Period, 1863 - 1868

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Bunkyu| |Eiho,| |Edo| |Period,| |1863| |-| |1868||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, were produced. Bunkyu Eiho (eternally circulating treasure of the Bunkyu Era) were mostly made out of old 1 mon coins and contain no zinc. The cursive script was written by the court councilor Itakura Katsuyoshi.
JA110393. Bronze 4 mon, Hartill EJC 5.17, Jacobs-Vermeule K902, SCWC KM C 6a, JNDA 138.2, VF, scrapes (normal for the type), weight 4.460 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 0o, Asakusa and Kosuge mint, 1863 - 1868; obverse bun kyu ei ho, so bun (cursive) script, wide rim on hole; reverse 11 waves; $16.00 SALE PRICE $14.40


Japan, Bunkyu Eiho, Edo Period, 1863 - 1868

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Bunkyu| |Eiho,| |Edo| |Period,| |1863| |-| |1868||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, were produced. Bunkyu Eiho (eternally circulating treasure of the Bunkyu Era) were mostly made out of old 1 mon coins and contain no zinc. The cursive script was written by the court councilor Itakura Katsuyoshi.
JA110396. Bronze 4 mon, Hartill EJC 5.17, Jacobs-Vermeule K902, SCWC KM C 6a, JNDA 138.2, VF, scrapes (normal for the type), weight 3.959 g, maximum diameter 26.7 mm, die axis 0o, Asakusa and Kosuge mint, 1863 - 1868; obverse bun kyu ei ho, so bun (cursive) script, wide rim on hole; reverse 11 waves; $16.00 SALE PRICE $14.40


Japan, Bunkyu Eiho, Edo Period, 1863 - 1868

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Bunkyu| |Eiho,| |Edo| |Period,| |1863| |-| |1868||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, were produced. Bunkyu Eiho (eternally circulating treasure of the Bunkyu Era) were mostly made out of old 1 mon coins and contain no zinc. The cursive script was written by the court councilor Itakura Katsuyoshi.
JA110397. Bronze 4 mon, Hartill EJC 5.17, Jacobs-Vermeule K902, SCWC KM C 6a, JNDA 138.2, VF, scrapes (normal for the type), dark patina, trace deposits, weight 4.536 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 0o, Asakusa and Kosuge mint, 1863 - 1868; obverse bun kyu ei ho, so bun (cursive) script, wide rim on hole; reverse 11 waves; $16.00 SALE PRICE $14.40


Japan, Bunkyu Eiho, Edo Period, 1863 - 1868

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Bunkyu| |Eiho,| |Edo| |Period,| |1863| |-| |1868||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, were produced. Bunkyu Eiho (eternally circulating treasure of the Bunkyu Era) were mostly made out of old 1 mon coins and contain no zinc. The cursive script was written by the court councilor Itakura Katsuyoshi.
JA110398. Bronze 4 mon, Hartill EJC 5.17, Jacobs-Vermeule K902, SCWC KM C 6a, JNDA 138.2, aVF, scrapes (normal for the type), very dark patina, weight 3.757 g, maximum diameter 26.7 mm, die axis 0o, Asakusa and Kosuge mint, 1863 - 1868; obverse bun kyu ei ho, so bun (cursive) script, wide rim on hole; reverse 11 waves; $16.00 SALE PRICE $14.40


Korea, Choson (Yi) Dynasty, 1392 - 1910

|Korea|, |Korea,| |Choson| |(Yi)| |Dynasty,| |1392| |-| |1910||1| |mun|
Beginning in 1633 A.D., during the reign of King Injo, the famine relief "Stabilization Office" (Sangpyongchong) began to cast coins using the first two characters of the office name (sang pyong) in the inscription (sang pyong tong bo), meaning "always even universal currency." Sang pyong tong bo coins were cast from 1633 to 1891 and circulated for over 300 years. Numerous government offices and military mints produced the coins as a source of funding, and many were also privately cast. The places indicated by the mintmark were not necessarily the actual mint; they were offices granted the right of coinage. They may have been minted for the office at another location.
KO110412. Copper 1 mun, Velde-Hartill type 28.17.2, SCWC KM 466.2, CKCB 18.323, Craig LCC 6, F, trace deposits, weight 4.661 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, die axis 0o, Seoul, Board of Revenue mint, 1832; obverse Sang Pyong Tong Bo (always even universal currency), one dot tong, hooks on pyong; reverse Hun (Military Training Command) mintmark above, I (two) left, Won (first) below; $16.00 SALE PRICE $14.40


Japan, Bunkyu Eiho, Edo Period, 1863 - 1868

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Bunkyu| |Eiho,| |Edo| |Period,| |1863| |-| |1868||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, were produced. Bunkyu Eiho (eternally circulating treasure of the Bunkyu Era) were mostly made out of old 1 mon coins and contain no zinc. The cursive script was written by the court councilor Itakura Katsuyoshi.
JA110395. Bronze 4 mon, Hartill EJC 5.17, Jacobs-Vermeule K902, SCWC KM C 6a, JNDA 138.2, VF, scrapes (normal for the type), dark patina, weight 3.696 g, maximum diameter 27.2 mm, die axis 0o, Asakusa and Kosuge mint, 1863 - 1868; obverse bun kyu ei ho, so bun (cursive) script, wide rim on hole; reverse 11 waves; $15.00 SALE PRICE $13.50


Japan, Musashi Province, Edo, Fukagawa, 1769 - 1788, Meiwa-sen, Shin Kanei Tsuho, Nami 11 Waves

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Musashi| |Province,| |Edo,| |Fukagawa,| |1769| |-| |1788,| |Meiwa-sen,| |Shin| |Kanei| |Tsuho,| |Nami| |11| |Waves||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, can be dated by the type and color of the metal. Meiwa-sen, brassy alloy (68% copper, 24% zinc, and 8% tin), was used for the first 11 wave issue, 1769 - 1788. Bunsei-sen, reddish alloy (75% copper, 15% zinc, and 10% lead), was used for the second issue, 1821 - 1825. Ansei-sen, dark alloy (65% copper, 15% zinc, and 20% lead), was used for the third issue, 1857 - 1859. After 1866, all four mon coins were cast in iron.
JA110403. Brass 4 mon, New Kanei; Meiwa-sen (brassy alloy); Shoji; Hartill EJC 4.252; Jacobs-Vermeule K602; Jones Kanei 202; Ogawa 329; SCWC KM C 4.2, VF, scratches, marks, weight 4.475 g, maximum diameter 28.1 mm, die axis 0o, Musashi Province, Edo, Sendashinden Fukagawa mint, 1769 - 1788; obverse kan ei tsu ho, Shoji (regular characters) variety; reverse 11 waves; $14.00 SALE PRICE $12.60


Japan, Musashi Province, Edo, Fukagawa, 1769 - 1788, Meiwa-sen, Shin Kanei Tsuho, Nami 11 Waves

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Musashi| |Province,| |Edo,| |Fukagawa,| |1769| |-| |1788,| |Meiwa-sen,| |Shin| |Kanei| |Tsuho,| |Nami| |11| |Waves||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, can be dated by the type and color of the metal. Meiwa-sen, brassy alloy (68% copper, 24% zinc, and 8% tin), was used for the first 11 wave issue, 1769 - 1788. Bunsei-sen, reddish alloy (75% copper, 15% zinc, and 10% lead), was used for the second issue, 1821 - 1825. Ansei-sen, dark alloy (65% copper, 15% zinc, and 20% lead), was used for the third issue, 1857 - 1859. After 1866, all four mon coins were cast in iron.
JA110405. Brass 4 mon, New Kanei; Meiwa-sen (brassy alloy); Shoji; Hartill EJC 4.252; Jacobs-Vermeule K602; Jones Kanei 202; Ogawa 329; SCWC KM C 4.2, aVF, weight 4.292 g, maximum diameter 28.2 mm, die axis 0o, Musashi Province, Edo, Sendashinden Fukagawa mint, 1769 - 1788; obverse kan ei tsu ho, Shoji (regular characters) variety; reverse 11 waves; $14.00 SALE PRICE $12.60




  







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