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Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC


Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC
Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC

Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC  Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC

Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Warring States, Ant Nose, state of Chu. A lot of 2 pieces Warring States "ant nose" bronze coins (BC250), cast in State of Chu in Southern China. Weight 2.35 g and 1 g. Dear ukr10; The items you have listed are called Pei. It's a reference to the single dot still visible.

The word "Pei" is part of a children's counting poem and translates to one. You are correct in that they are called Ant Nose and as the Ant Nose is heavily copied your items are very original. The copies are always shown in very good condition which leads me to believe yours to be cast originals. A few early ones were cast from lead but yours are quite likely bronze. Your price is spot on but your date of Warring States should be instead terminal Shang Dynasty.

I would give them a date of 1900 to 2000 BC. My PhD was on Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures of the Silk Road and I consult with museums from all over the world and I'm in the published literature as Dr. You can use this information and my name in your description if you wish.

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  1. Region of Origin: China
  2. Age: 250 BC
  3. Primary Material: Bronze
  4. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original

Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC  Pair of Chinese bronze coins, Ant Nose, Late Shang Zhou Dynasty 1200-220 BC