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Offline JiriSch

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Help me pls
« on: March 01, 2016, 02:43:35 PM »
Please help I need to know where it is and what it is worth Thank you

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Re: Help me pls...A Guess at What It Is
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 08:47:49 PM »
Hello,

My guess is that the token memorializes the sixteenth century novel "The Monkey King: Journey to the West," and its Buddhist reference. It's monetary worth is probably metal bullion value plus 5 US$.

Monkey King story artifacts (obverse face)
Clockwise from 10 o'clock
Buddhist Monk staff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khakkhara
Crescent moon shovel (both weapon and digging tool) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk's_spade
Pig's rake
Monkey King bar

Gautama Buddha (reverse face)
The Monkey King is sent by Gautama Buddha (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_West )from China to Central Asia and India. The story chronicles his quest to retrieve sacred Buddhist texts.

Monkey King Journey to the West https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_West
Acting props are available for presenting the story as a play.