Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Neal, Dec 1, 2019.
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Thanks for the tip. I've edited the image by rotating is as suggested. I'm not sure it is an exact match, but closer than I've come before! So, thanks again!
Takes a bit of knowledge in written Chinese to be able to tell if a character is Chinese or Chu Nom. Some go both ways.
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I'm afraid I have virtually no knowledge of either Chinese or Chu Nom, and the characters on my coin are difficult to read because of corrosion. I cannot tell if two similar characters are just different calligraphy or totally different characters.
Definitely agree with this. I was hoping someone would be familiar enough with the coin or the writing to fill in the gaps for me. The more I look, the more I think you are right in your original suggestion. Thanks for all the help!
Here's a list of the inscriptions on Vietnamese cash-type coins.
I'm pretty sure I can make out "通寶" horizontally (right to left), which is also common on Chinese coins. I think it's 通宝 in simplified Chinese.
The "景興" doesn't match any Chinese emperors I know of. It would be Jing Xing in Mandarin and, who was the grandfather of the wife of Sima Zhao. Anyway, I think the resemblance to a historical Chinese figure from around 200 AD is a coincidence, as he was not an emperor and wouldn't have appeared on coins.
Thanks for the confirmation!
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