About this object

History of use

Design similar to a coin, but not for circulation; not from the period it purports to be from. (Larson, David) A hanging ornament in the design of a Jurchin (Jin or Chin) -- a large coin. Taihe Zhongbao, 1204. (Li, Min)

Physical description

Round coin with a six-sided scalloped edge, a four-sided hole in centre, and one hole opposite an indent (not quite punched through) at the edge. Four Chinese characters in seal script on one side.