Junkunc: Chinese Art

Junkunc: Chinese Art

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Junkunc: Chinese Art

A rare gilt-bronze coin, Tang dynasty | 唐 銅鎏金永安五男錢

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September 27, 01:45 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


A rare gilt-bronze coin

Tang dynasty 

唐 銅鎏金永安五男錢

cast to one side with the Four Divine Animals, the other side with four characters reading yong an wu nan

Diameter 1½ in., 3.7 cm

Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).
See a closely related example excavated from Hejia village, Xi'an, Shaanxi province, exhibited in Huawudatangchun. Hejiacun yibao jingcui [Selected treasures from the Tang dynasty hoard in Hejia village], Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an and the School of Archaeology and Museology at Peking University, 2003, cat. no 63. Compare to another example illustrated in Chu Shangling, Jijin suojianlu [Connoisseurship of ancient coinages], juan 16, p. 2.