Xinjiang Weight Silver

Size 10.1 x 10.6 mm, weight 0.85g

Size 10.1 x 10.0 mm, weight 0.61g

Size 8.6 x 9.1 mm, weight 0.50g

Size 8.6 x 8.7 mm, weight 0.65g

Size 7.8 x 8.0 mm, weight 0.61g

Size 7.8 x 8.1 mm, weight 0.60g

Size 7.1 x 8.4 mm, weight 0.39g

Size 6.4 x 7.0 mm, weight 0.26g

Size 6.3 x 6.6 mm, weight 0.30g

Size 5.6 x 5.6 mm, weight 0.20g
The items shown here are made of silver. A coin dealer told me it was silver used as weight.
Obverse: Unidentifiable signs or characters. Square pattern in the centre (probably imitating square holes on Chinese coins).
Reverse: "Turkic" inscriptions or imitations in Arabic script.

General style, inscriptions, flan edges and other features show that the pieces must have been made quite recently.

Message from <> Stephen Tai, Taiwan (7-Dec-98):
Note from VB (02-Aug-2003):
Now I am sure that these "weights" are modern fakes. Please compare with the following items:
Any additional comments on the subject would be appreciated.
You can sent them to <> Vladimir Belyaev.

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