It almost looks like an unstruck brass token or coin used in the Orient since it has 2 closely-spaced Chinese letters. It could almost be a scale weight token used for weight measurements. Other than that, I am not sure about its use.
I think you may be right. I took a close up of the character(s) and put it through an online translation program and it came back the character meant "more than" which would make your theory as a scale weight make a lot of sense. Thank you