Ta Kuan T'ung Pao

Section 1.29: "Charms with coin inscriptions: Ta Kuan T'ung Pao"

Ta Kuan T'ung Pao

Dynasty: Nothern Sung (960-1127 a.d.)
Emperor: Hui Tsung (1101-1125 a.d.)
Years title: Ta Kuan - Coinage of Visible Greatness (1107-1110 a.d.)

45 mm x 25 mm, unusual shape
Obv. Top - Ta T'ung
Bottom - Kuan Pao
Rev. Top: 3 points(stars)
Bottom: 6 points
Ref.: [M] 1.29.3

89 mm and 93 mm

Obv. Ta Kuan T'ung Pao
Rev. Right: circle (sun); Also a version with a beetle on the sun
Left: Moon
Two serpents around central square hole
Ref.: [M] 1.29.27, 90 mm

118 mm
Japanese origin: The style of the characters differs from the Chinese

Obv. Ta Kuan T'ung Pao
Rev. Top: circle (sun) with flame
Bottom: Moon
Ref.: [M] 1.29.32, 118 mm

in the following diameters: 100 mm, 101.5 mm, 113 mm, 114 mm, 115 mm, 122 mm

See other Ta Kuan T'ung Pao charms with variations on this reverse

Obv. Ta Kuan T'ung Pao
Rev. Right: circle (sun)
Left: Moon
See variations on this reverse

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