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1903-1906 China 10 Cash coin jewelry Chinese Azure dragon Zhejiang Hangzhou Huzhou Shaoxing Jinhua Jianggan Shanghai Han antique n001879

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1903-1906 China 10 Cash 1S Guangxu era FEATURING front: Azure dragon back: Chinese ideograms, rosette at centre. At centre: - Top to bottom: 光绪 - Guangxu, 11th emperor of the Qing dynasty (Manchu) 1875-1908. - Right to left: 元寶 - Yuan bao, means currency. In outer circle: - Above from right to left: 造省江浙 - Chekiang Sheng Tsao, means made in Chekiang. - Below from right to left: 十當 - Dang shi, means ten cash. - On either side: ᠪᠣᠣ ᠵᡝ - Boo-je, mint name in Manchu script. Chekiang (or Zhejiang) is a densely populated, coastal province immediately south of Shanghai. The first Chekiang mint was located in the capital Hangchow. It opened in 1896 but closed by the turn of the century. Other mints established in the early 1900’s initially struck copper cash coins. The Azure Dragon (青龍 Qīnglóng), also known as Bluegreen Dragon or Green Dragon, also called the Blue Dragon (蒼龍 Cānglóng), is one of the Dragon Gods who represent the mount or chthonic forces of the Five Forms of the Highest Deity (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì). He is also one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations, which are the astral representations of the Wufang Shangdi. • quantity 1 • demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Brass coin • diameter: 28 mm • weight: 6.8 g CHOOSE FROM DROP DOWN MENU {2.4 mm thick cords} • 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp • 21” bronze link chain with lobster clasp {4x6 mm links} • 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}  • no chain or cord message me if you need a shorter length black necklace

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