World Silver & Bronze
CHINA, Western Zhou Dynasty, Warring State period, formerly read "Chang Yuan" now read "Qi yuan Yi jin", round cash with round hole, (350-220 B.C.), six characters around, diameter 37 mm., (Hartill 6.6 [R3], Coole 8918, Vol.7 p.17, TFP 375). Some green encrustation, otherwise good very fine and very rare.
One of the earlist cash type coins, a type that continued until this century.
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CHINA, Western Zhou Dynasty, Warring State period, formerly read "Chang Yuan" now read "Qi yuan ...