Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by James R, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. James R

    James R Active Member

    Okay I apologize...was looking to showcase this item and I guess I got carried away.
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  3. paddyman98

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    To me it looks like the plate that goes on a sword right above at the handle. To protect the hand.
    Called the Hushou hand guard.
  4. Al Kowsky

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    Not that this thread is worthy of more discussion, but Maurice Benas is right on. This is a crude imitation of a Japanese Tsuba, probably made in China or South-East Asia.
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  5. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    Nice Tang-era Qian Yuan Zhong Bao ryro.

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