Spink > Auction CSS86BAuction date: 7 January 2023
Lot number: 1061

Price realized: 22,000 HKD   (Approx. 2,817 USD / 2,679 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

China: Spring and Autumn Period, Warring States Period, Western Han Dynasty and Xin Dynasty, a group of around 146x cash coins, consisting of: Spring and Autumn Period (ca. 660-476 B.C.), State of Zhou - 1x hollow-handled square shoulder spade money; Warring States Period (475-221 BC), State of Wei - 1x 'Qi Yuan Yi Jin', State of Qi - 1x 'Yi Liu Hua', 1x 'Qi Fa Hua' knife money, State of Chu - 4x ant nose money; 40x 'Ban Liang' coins which were in circulation in the state of Qin during the Warring States Period to Qin Dynasty till early Western Han Dynasty (ca. 472-118 B.C.); Xin Dynasty - 1x flat-footed spade 'Huo Bu', 31x 'Huo Quan' cash coins; 64x Wuzhu cash coins and 2x uncut Wuzhu cash coin branches straight from the coin casting molds (aka 'immortal ascension trees' for the deceased to use as a ladder to paradise), circa early Western Han Dynasty till the end of Sui Dynasty (118 B.C.-618A.D.); mix condition, with more than a few coins being reference coins, viewing recommended, sold as is and no returns (146) . Dr. Werner Burger Collection [323].

Estimate: 1200 - 2000