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Weight 3.84 g Diameter 25.2 mm
Kan ei [tsu ho] (top-bottom-right-left) - legend of the Japanese coin, issued in 1862 AD. Right and left characters were removed and two human figures were cutted.
Description from coin dealer:
These wayang figures are manipulated with rods by the puppeteer or dalang, who tells the story accompanied by a orchestra and occassionally chanting or singing of a singer.
Dr.Tjong D.Yih (17-Sep-02):
I looked with interest on your wajang Japanese cash. It seems to me rather recent made product. Do you know the wajang figure on annamese cash? I consider this too as a modern artefact. I bought it at a coin fair. The carton that contained it said it originated from the island of Bali. At right you can see modern Hindu cash (Bali) - Wayang picture on Annamese cash inscribed Tri Binh thanh bao(1418-28 AD).
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