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CHINESE WU SHU COIN OF THE HAN DYNASTY 118-220BC SET IN 10K GOLD ANCIENT

$249.95

Up for sale is an Ancient Chinese WuShu Coin in a 10k gold frame, so it can be worn as a pendant.

This well-preserved coin is from The Han Dynasty, which dates this to be minted during 118-220AD.

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“Wu” means “five” and zhu was an ancient Chinese unit of weight equal to 100 grains of millet. A “five zhu” cash coin would weigh about 4 grams. Originally Ban Liang cash weighed 12 Zhu as a Liang (tael) was 24 Zhu, however over time the weight of Ban Liang cash coins gradually decreased so the Wu Zhu cash coins were introduced as a new standard unit (after the earlier San Zhu, or “3 Zhu” cash coins) under the reign of Emperor Emperor Wu. The introduction of the Wu Zhu also fixed the standard exchange between bronze coins and gold as 10,000 bronze Wu Zhu cash coins would be worth 1 Jin of gold.

Weighs: 4.3dwt/6.8g, including the frame

Marked 10K S. ISRAEL

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