Donative Silver

Stephen Tai
Feb.07, 1998

The drum shape sycee as shown, was cast and circulated in Szechuan Province during late Ching Dynasty. Its inscriptions, on the left, read as Ba Nien Jiang Hsing Loong Yeoung 'cast in the 8th year, by silversmith Hsing Loong Yeoung' on the right, read as Juang Su ('Donation'). 61x52 mm, 372g (10 tales).

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