A Vietnamese Silver Bar Circulating in Ancient China

Stephen Tai
Feb.01, 1998

The shown silver bar (Length: 116mm, Width: 30mm, height: 17mm, Weight: 374g. i.e. 10 taels), with 2 identical stamps on top, read as Tien Yuen Shen Ji, Huei Hao Wen Yin, which means 'Tien Yeun Shen Bank, Remittance Banks Fine Silver'.
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