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View Categories Home > Catalog > |Asian Coins| > |China| > CH91246China, Warring States, Chu Kingdom, c. 476 - 221 B.C., Ant Nose Money This form of early Chinese 'money' is nicknamed Ant Nose Money. The markings are possibly the characters "Ge liu zhu " (six zhu - weight). 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."
CH91246. Bronze cowrie, Hartill 1.9, Schjoth 14, Fisher 7, VF, a little rough, light earthen deposits, weight 3.561g, maximum diameter 21.0mm, c. 476 - 221 B.C.; obverse possibly intended to read Ge liu zhu; reverse plain; $70.00
Krause, C. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins. (Iola, WI, 2010 - ).
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