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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Asian Coins| > |China| > CH92243
China, Northern Song Dynasty, Emperor Ren Zong, 1022 - 1063 A.D.
|China|, |China,| |Northern| |Song| |Dynasty,| |Emperor| |Ren| |Zong,| |1022| |-| |1063| |A.D.|, NEWInstead of the usual square, the shape of the hole on this coin resembles a flower. The Chinese referred to this type of hole as a flower hole, rosette hole, or chestnut hole. Westerners sometimes refer to them as a star hole. The Chinese call similar hexagon holes as turtle shell holes. These whole variations were created by mint workers doing final detail work, using a chisel or a file to remove excess metal that flowed into the center hole during casting. Creating these fancy holes was certainly intentional but the purpose is unknown.
CH92243. Bronze 1 cash, Gorny NS 12.a.01, Hartill 16.87, Schjoth 492, Fisher 902, F, as found colorful patina, deposits and encrustations, weight 3.57g, maximum diameter 25.2mm, 1034 - 1038 A.D.; obverse Jing You yuan bao, seal script, clockwise; reverse plain; $12.00











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