Great patina on AE Chinese cash

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TuckHard, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    Hello! I finally decided to look through the thick crust of this Northern Song Dynasty cash and to properly read and ID it. After looking at it further, I fell in love with the deep patina and wanted to share. Below it are some of my other favorite patinas on some of my Chinese cash coins.
    If you have any other Chinese or cash coins that feature cool patinas, please share them here!
    1068-1077 AD Cash Xi Ning Yuan Bao (Seal) 4.29g 25mm H#16.174 Combined.jpg
    AE Cash issued under Emperor Shenzong of the Northern Song Dynasty
    1068-1077 AD
    Reads Xi Ning Yuan Bao (clockwise) in Seal Script
    Ref: Hartill#16.174
    4.29g | 25mm
    14-23 AD 5 Zhu Huo Quan Wang Mang H#9.32 1.19g 19mm Combined.jpg
    AE 5 Zhu issued under Wang Mang of the Xin Dynasty
    14-23 AD
    Reads Huo Quan (right-to-left)
    Ref: Hartill#9.32
    1.19g | 19mm
    Kai Yuan.jpg
    AE Cash issued anonymously under the Tang Dynasty
    The Inaugural Currency | Early Type (?)
    621-718 AD
    Reads Kai Yuan Tong Bao (top-bottom-right-left)
    Ref: Hartill#14.2
    3.09g | 24.5mm​
     
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  3. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    It is fun to toss these out Tuck:

    NORTHERN SONG:

    China Northern Song 960-1127 CE Huang Song Tong Bao 1038 CE H 16.113.jpg
    China Northern Song 960-1127 CE Huang Song Tong Bao 1038 CE H 16.113


    China Northern Song 960-1127 CE Huang Song Tong Bao 1038 CE H 16.99.JPG
    China Northern Song 960-1127 CE Huang Song Tong Bao 1038 CE H 16.99


    WANG MANG

    China Wang Mang 7-27 CE AE 5 Zhu Xin Dynasty - Emperor 5 Zhu stroke to lower left.JPG
    China Wang Mang 7-27 CE AE 5 Zhu Xin Dynasty - Emperor 5 Zhu stroke to lower left


    China Wang Mang 14-22 CE FSR 124.jpg
    China Wang Mang 14-22 CE FSR 124


    China Wang Mang 7-23 CE Hsin AE Cash Xiao Quan Zhi Yi H 9.14.jpg
    China Wang Mang 7-23 CE Hsin AE Cash Xiao Quan Zhi Yi H 9.14


    QIN

    China Qin 220-180 BC AE 12 Zhu Ban Liang Blank H7.7.JPG
    China Qin 220-180 BC AE 12 Zhu Ban Liang Blank H7.7


    China Qin ban liang 221-206 BCE rare.jpg
    China Qin ban liang 221-206 BCE
     
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  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I always found interest in the different attitude on cleaning we see between ancient Chinese coin collectors and those who collect Greek and Roman coins.
    I collect Greek and Roman so am not as attracted to some of the Chinese patinas shown here. However I do like my cash with a giraffe on the reverse.
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  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

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    Tang: Su Zong (756-762) 50 cash, H 14.105

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    Song: Hui Zong (1101-1125) 1 cash, H 16.441

    I am also temporary custodian of this marvellous ban liang which actually incorporates some fabric into its patina!
    11.17.54 2Rn.jpg
     
  7. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    These are all amazing pieces! I love the deep blue patinas like this. I've heard them called Peacock Patina.
     
  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    One of my favorite Dynasty for art was Tang:

    China Tang CE AE Cash  H 14.81.jpg
    China Tang CE AE Cash H 14.81


    China Tang AE Cash  H 14.101.jpg
    China Tang AE Cash H 14.101


    China Tang 845-846 CE AE Cash Kai Yuan Tong Bao - Luo H 14.77.jpg
    China Tang 845-846 CE AE Cash Kai Yuan Tong Bao - Luo H 14.77


    I love the Art of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), especially their interpretation of the Tang Horse...
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  9. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

  10. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  11. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I know only a little about these, yet I have accumulated a handful. As far as the Chinese I have, I love the deep blue tone to this Northern Song coin, even though it's pretty encrusted.

    IMG_8184.jpg

    And I also love this Japanese Kanei Tsuho, dating to I believe 1636-56 (according to the seller, haven't really researched it). It has a 'powdery' patina with a faint green hue and traces of orange, similar to the coins posted by @Andres2.

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  12. Black Friar

    Black Friar Supporter! Supporter

    What a great idea, thanks for the all color cash coin show. Nice collection, I have cash that look similar yet never photoed them. I love bronze, so you really got my attention. Cheers
     
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