An inscribed bronze crossbow trigger, Eastern Han dynasty, dated Zhanghe 1st year, corresponding to 87 | 東漢章和元年（87年） 銅弩機
Junkunc: Chinese Art
An inscribed bronze crossbow trigger
Eastern Han dynasty, dated Zhanghe 1st year, corresponding to 87
one side with a dated fourteen-character inscription
Length 7½ in., 19 cm
The trigger is in mostly good condition and the parts still move freely. One knob is partially missing, there are signs of wear from use, and there is expected oxidation and minor nicks.
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