A Good-Luck Sycee of Chekiang

Stephen Tai
Feb.15, 1998

The shown silver item have size 46x46mm, weight 190g (5 taels) and inscribed with 3 stamps, severally read as Shou, Bin Wu Nien and San Yuan, which mean 'Longevity, Year of Bin Wu (a year dated by TienGanDiZe, ought to be in 1906, the 32nd year of Kuang Hsu) and [Cast by Silversmith] San Yuan Bank'. This is a typical style of silver currency used in Chekiang Province during Ching Dynasty.

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