Heritage World Coin Auctions > Hong Kong Signature Sale 3111Auction date: 9 December 2023
Lot number: 35029

Price realized: To Be Posted
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Lot description:

Western Han Dynasty. Wu Zhu bronze Mold ND (From 113 BC), Shanghai Museum-80, cf. Hartill-8.8 (for coin); Rim above hole. 240x100mm. 1449.23gm. Long ago repaired, this hefty mold has encrusted crevices but still clear, discernible features. A fascinating piece of Ancient Chinese numismatic history.

These coins usually have a raised rim on top of the obverse hole. Their quality was so high that forgery became unprofitable. All earlier coins were to be melted down. Treasures from the W & L Collection



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Estimate: 3000-5000 USD