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Cataloged Coin Collection

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
99
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Cataloged Coin Collection, China, including more than 700 coins from the 3rd century BC to the early 19th century, including the "wu zhu" and "ban liang" of Han dynasty, the "xiao quan zhi yi" and "da quan wu shi" of Wang Mang period, the "zheng he tong bao" of Song, the "long feng tong bao" of Yuan, the "hong hua tong bao" of Ming, and the "Kangxi tong bao" (square) of Qing, coin dia. 5/8 to 2 1/4 in.

Provenance: The estate of Ernest Helides.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

various in conditions, some cracked, some with breakages, heavy rusting with partial encrustations.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Wang Mang, Ernest Helides, China, Ancient Chinese coinage, Chinese culture, Justice Bao, Television in China

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