Chinese treasure coins like these were minted during China’s dynasties from 250 BC through 1911 AD. This 2 Cash coin is from China's great Song Dynasty which ruled China from 960 AD - 1279 AD. They are made of bronze and were used for trade throughout the Orient.
This coin was recovered from a shipwreck in the South China Sea. Most likely, it wasbeing carried on a trade vessel that was claimed by the sea during a storm.
These coins were cast (made in a mold) so the square holes helped hold them in place on a wooden dowel for filing. Chinese Cash coins have been considered “Lucky” for centuries, and were often brought back from Asia by visitors for luck!
The script on the coins tells us the dynasty name and the reign title of the ruler, as well as the inscription: Circulating Treasure!
Your Chinese Cash Coin:
- Denomination: 2 Cash
- Date: 960 - 1279 AD
- Coin Metal: Bronze
- Bail Metal: Sterling Silver
- Chain Metal: 20" Antiqued Stainless Steel
- Pendant Height (including bail: 1 1/2"
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- Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
- A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
- 20" Antiqued Stainless Steel Chain
- An Organza Gift Pouch
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card
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