"YIAN" KNIFE SHAPED COINS/REPLICA 19 GMS[NR10]

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STATE YIAN AND HER KNIFE SHAPED COPPER COINS 

Knife-shaped coin was the copper coin made by ancient people immitating the shape of knife. It was popular from the middle and late period of Spring and Autumn Period (722-479BC)to the end of Warring States Period. It could be categorized as pointed knife, pointed-head knife, needle-head knife, Ming knife, scissor-head knife and straight knife according to the shape of coin.

THIS IS A MING KNIFE COIN, WAS THE MAIN COIN USED BY YIAN STATE.ON THE SURFACE OF THE COIN, THERE IS A LETTER VERY MUCH CLOSE TO WORD "MING".BUT REAL MEANNING REMAIN UNKNOW.THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT TYPES FOUND.

WEIGHT: 19 gms

SIZE:125x17.2x2.8 mms

MATERIAL:BRASS

CONDITION:FAIR/WORN

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