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Offline arie nyoebet

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coin antique
« on: March 02, 2016, 12:57:39 AM »
this is coin, medals or token... ?
please identification

90% brass

no magnetic

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Re: coin antique... Possibly Japanese?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 08:07:50 PM »
Hello,

It looks like a Japanese coin with charm symbolism.

The coin is oval-shaped with a square hole similar to Mon coins of the Japanese Tenpo era.
http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=14829
http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=71977
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenp%C5%8D


But it has charm symbolism on it that might be the same as in Gary Ashkenazy Primal Trek's article "The Hidden or Implied Meaning of Chinese Charm Symbols"
http://primaltrek.com/impliedmeaning.html#four_divine_creatures
http://primaltrek.com/sword.html

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Re: coin antique...Chinese Feng Sui Charm
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 09:57:22 PM »
Hello,

The oval-shaped charm with square hole is a Chinese manufactured feng sui charm in the form of a Japanese Tsu-Ho,
The four character inscription 天保地保 is tian bao di bao, that translates as protection from heaven and earth.

This charm, Chinese Feng Shui Bronze Coin - Tian Bao Di Bao Jia Wu Snake Turtle XuanWu, still sells for about 10 - 15 US$.