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Last Updated 12 January, 2011 

 

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The ancient cultures of Asia go back to the beginning of man's efforts to shape the world around him. Many of the artifacts they left behind tell a fascinating story about the advancement of their knowledge and skills. Some of these artifacts still hold secrets that are not understood such as 3000 year old bronze swords that do not corrode or super strong 4000 year old egg shell pottery .

The antiques and artifacts here are part of my own collection that was put together over a period of  time. My fascination with the ancient world began early when I traveled with my family to far away places and visited museums in countries like Egypt and the capitals of Europe. I currently live in Asia and I am also the author of the book The Historical Cash Coins of Vietnam.

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Art and Tradition

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Antique Tibetan Singing Prayer Bowl (with sound)

Antique Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Bell (with sound)

Vietnamese Dong Son Long Wristed Bracelets (200 BC - 200 AD)

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Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Mirror (200 BC - 200 AD)

Chinese Song Period Bronze Mirror (960 - 1127 AD)

Silver Standing Buddha Amulet, Ayutthaya Period Style

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Ancient Bronze Art

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Chinese Shang Dynasty Ritual Wine Vessel (1300 - 1100 BC)

Southeast Asian Bronze Vessel and Stand (800 - 1600 AD)

Khmer Bronze Conch Shell Ceremonial Vessel (1100 - 1200 AD)

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Chinese Han Dynasty Bronze Wine Vessel (200 BC  - 200 AD)

Southeast Asian Ceremonial Rain Drum Laos/Vietnam

Bronze Chinese Zhou Dynasty Gourd Shaped Ladle Yi (900 BC)

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Technology and Swords

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Chinese Warring States Bronze Sword (475-221 BC)

Chinese Warring States / Spring Autumn Bronze Sword (500 BC)

Vietnamese Dong Son Era Long Bronze Sword + Iron Sword Remains

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Chinese Warring States Bronze Crossbow (475-221 BC)

Chinese Warring States Bronze Ax (Ge) (475-221 BC)

Chinese Warring States Bronze Ax (Ge) (475-221 BC)

Early Zhou Dynasty Bronze Ax (Ge) (600 BC)

Chinese Warring States Crossbow Darts (475-221 BC)

Early Chinese/Mongolian Ethnic Knife (1200 - 900 BC)

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Vietnamese Dong Son Bronze Spear (200 BC -  200 AD)

Vietnamese Dong Son Bronze Axe (200 BC -  200 AD)

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Ancient Jade

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Neolithic Jade Axe/Chisel Blade, Northern China (4000 - 2000 BC)

Neolithic Jade Bracelet, Northern China (4000 - 2000 BC)

Neolithic Stone/Jade Bracelet, Northern China (4000 - 2000 BC)

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Chinese Eastern Zhou/Han Jade Pendant Set (500 BC  - 200 AD)

Pair of late Qing Dynasty jade stone Dragons


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Ancient Money

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Early Chinese Hollow Handle Spade Money (600 - 400 BC)

Chinese Heavy Knife Money (500 - 300 BC)

Chinese Pointed Knife Money (300 - 200 BC)

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Han Dynasty Bronze Coin Mold of Wu Ti (140 - 87 BC)

Early Han Dynasty Stone Coin Mold (200 BC)

Late Zhou, Early Han Gold Plated Bridge Money (300 200 BC)


 

Ancient Pottery

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Neolithic 3 Color Painted Pottery Urn, China (3800 - 2000 BC)

Neolithic Painted Pottery Funeral Urn, Yangshao (4800 - 3000 BC)

Neolithic Red Pottery Vase, Qijia Culture (2200 - 1800 BC)

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Neolithic Egg Shell Black Pottery Vase, Longshan Culture

Neolithic Pottery Vase,  Dawenkou Culture (4300 - 2400 BC)

Han Dynasty Onion Head Wine Vase, China (221 BC - 200 AD)

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Ancient Ban Chiang Pottery, Thailand (200 BC - 300 AD)

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Dinosaurs and Stone Age Tools

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Dinosour Bone, 70 million BC

Dinosaur Egg, 70 million BC

Acheulean Hand Axe from Mauritania, 1,000,000 - 500,000 BC

Neanderthal Hand Scraper, 70,000 BC

 

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Beautiful Coins

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Art in Wood

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Antique Asian Ebony Statue of Hanuman, Indonesia

Antique Wooden Horse Cart Pointer from Burma

Rare Antique Nanjing Clock in Carved Rosewood Stand

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Other

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Links to Other Places
 
Ancient and Historical Coins from almost everywhere
Best reference on Vietnamese cash coins and 1000 years of history
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Ancient artifacts and antiques from all over Asia
A collection of Korean Cash Coins.
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Reference covering 1000 years of Vietnamese cash coins and history Advanced Sudoku Solver and Logic Editor
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