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Dublin Core

Title

Coin: Zodiac Charm Coins

Description

Six round, metal coins from the Pre-Qin period, each depicting subjects of the Chinese Zodiac. All but one of the coins depict dragons. The other coin illustrates the Twelve Earthly Branches, which are used in combination with Heavenly Stems to designate years, months, days and hours. Unlike the dragon coins, this coin has not been carved through and instead the characters and images have been depicted in relief. Worn together as Amulet.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

58mm (dia)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.935

Usage Rights

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Period

Pre-Qin

Collection

Citation

“Coin: Zodiac Charm Coins,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed May 25, 2020, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/184.