Cast Chinese Coins: A Historical Catalogue

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Trafford, 2005 - Coins, Chinese - 450 pages
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This catalogue is the most comprehensive ever produced for western collectors:
• Covers the period from 650 BC to AD 1912.
• Over 5,000 coins illustrated, described, and numbered.
• Comprehensive Finding Guide allows any coin to be quickly located.
• Guide to rarity and value.
• Designed for use by beginners and experts.
• The latest research and archaeological findings are incorporated.
• Explains how to read the inscriptions on Chinese coins and describes the various writing styles used on the coins.
• Pinyin and Wade romanisations; simplified and traditional characters.
• Correct transliterations of non-Chinese inscriptions.
• Historical background and contemporary accounts of the use of the coinage.
• Numerous maps and charts.
• Cross-references to Ding and Schjφth.
• Annamese, Japanese and Korean coins outlined.


• Awarded the 2005 Lhotka Prize by the Royal Numismatic Society.


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