Coin-Like Charm

About this object

History of use

Design similar to a coin, but too large to circulate; probably used for hanging or display (Larson, David). A hanging prayer amulet for general use or specifically in the context of child-rearing (Li, Min).

Physical description

Round charm with a four-sided hole at the centre, and a rim around the outer edge and centre hole. One face has four Chinese characters. On the reverse are many characters in Sanskrit, around inner and outer rims.