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Offline Jack24593

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Any info?
« on: June 02, 2015, 05:35:36 AM »
Hi there,
 I know nothing about Chinese coins, and I found this one on the road this morning.  I asked a Chinese colleague who said it was ancient but probably fake.   I would greatly appreciate any additional information, is it obviously a fake? What's it a replica of? What do the characters say?   
Thank you very much!
Jack

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Re: Any info?... Chinese Charm with Coin Features
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 06:55:21 PM »
This is a Chinese Charm with Coin Features described at Gary Ashkenazy's Primal Trek web site HERE:
http://primaltrek.com/charmfeatures.html

The obverse face is read top, bottom, right, left.
The four Chinese characters are zhao cai jin bao (招財進寶) which roughly translates as "money and treasures will be plentiful" or "attracts wealth and treasure".
http://primaltrek.com/inscriptions.html
http://primaltrek.com/loopcharms.html#linked_character_charm

The reverse face features eight trigrams, Bagua duality symbolism. This link explains the meaning of the trigrams symbols.
http://primaltrek.com/bagua.html#trigrams