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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.








Coins of Wu Ti


The following two coins were made in molds similar to the one above during the reign of Emperor Wu Ti.