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360, Lot: 559. Estimate $100.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CHINA, The Revolt of the Three Feudatories - Sān Fān Rebellion. Wú Sānguì. AD 1644-1678. Æ 10 Wén (35mm, 10.61 g, 12h). Zhao Wu Tong Bao in zhuànshū Hànzì (seal script) characters / Yi Fen (One fen [of silver]) in zhuànshū Hànzì (seal script) characters. Hartill 21.111. VF, brown patina, edges scored for use as charm. Rare.

From the J.P. Righetti Collection.

This piece represents the final use of the zhuànshū Hànzì (seal script) style on circulating coinage. The ancient form of calligraphy continued to be used on charms and amulets.