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Help With Huge Chinese Coins/Amulets/Charms

 
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 Posted 12/17/2020  11:38 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Anna14459 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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Small zodiac coin is 60mm.
Large bovine coin is 120mm.
I thought that charms and amulets were generally round hole items.
Thanks a million (figurative).






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 Posted 12/17/2020  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These large, coin-shaped amulets are generally intended for hanging on houses or buildings. They are often Vietnamese in origin, rather than Chinese, though usually all lumped together as "Chinese" because they bear no mark of origin.

Such things are virtually impossible to catalogue properly, but that hasn't stopped people from trying. A classification system invented by Edgar J. Mandel in the book "Metal Charms and Amulets of China" is also used over on the zeno.ru database of "Chinese charms" and divides these charms into several dozen categories. Your smaller one, with the twelve Chinese zodiac animals on the revere, would classify as a "zodiac" charm; the larger one with the ox on the back would probably be "four characters obverse, pictorial reverse".
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 Posted 03/03/2021  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oabmarcus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are charm coins, judging from the appearance of the patina, both were made very recently and of very little value. Use it as an ornament maybe, but not collectible.
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