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Offline pram98

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Please help me identify this coin
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:06:40 AM »
Just bought this coin in a traditional market in Palembang, Indonesia. Please help me identify this coin and I want to know if this is real or not. thanks

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Re: Please help me identify this coin
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 09:26:31 AM »
Hello,
The cash coin reads Yuan Feng Tong Bao, obverse read top to bottom, right hand side to left hand side. Dates from Northern Song Dynasty 1078-85.  Formal seal script; Hartill catalog H16210

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And its orientation with the Yuan character at the top 12 o'clock position is this:

http://chinesecoins.lyq.dk/ImagesHartill/Northern%20Song/content/_6028564446_large.html

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Re: Please help me identify this coin
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 12:02:59 PM »
Hello,
The cash coin reads Yuan Feng Tong Bao, obverse read top to bottom, right hand side to left hand side. Dates from Northern Song Dynasty 1078-85.  Formal seal script; Hartill catalog H16210

On review of this old post, the order of reading the characters should be corrected to top, right hand side, bottom, and left hand side, I.e. clockwise from 12 o'clock. I apologize for any confusion.