Bronze Chinese Han Dynasty Wu Chu Coin Mold
(140 - 87 BC)
This is roughly
half of an early Chinese bronze coin mold for casting Wu Chu coins that
widely circulated at during the Han Dynasty. This Bronze mold is
unusual because it can be dated to Emperor Wu Ti, 140-87 BC, whose Wu
Chu coins had for small marks pointing from the central hole.
of Wu Ti
The following two
coins were made in molds similar to the one above during the reign of
Emperor Wu Ti.
Emperor Wu Ti: http://www.silk-road.com/artl/wuti.shtml