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Late Zhou, Early Han Bronze Bridge Money

(circa 300 - 220 BC)


A rare gold plated example of the more common late Zhou or early Han "bridge money". Although examples of bridge money are fairly common, they are universally accepted as a true form of currency like spade and knife money. This example is rare because of the gold plating. The overall look and feel appears to be more like the early Han Dynasty which followed the Zhou Dynasty.