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Home > Catalog > |Asian Coins| > |China| > CH93035
China, Warring States, Chu Kingdom, c. 476 - 221 B.C., Ghost Face Money
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."
CH93035. Bronze cowrie, Hartill 1.4, Schjoth 15-17, Fisher 4, F, corrosion, earthen deposits, weight 3.300g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, c. 476 - 221 B.C.; obverse Gui Lian Qian; reverse plain; $45.00











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