The Adam Park Project

Chinese Coins

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 11/15/012 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No11 Adam Park Report No: Report No.12 Artifact Type: Coin and Tokens Production Date: 2012-05-09 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: Not taken Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

Out of the small collection of coins one in particular caught the eye, item 11/15/12 The coin is from the Qing Dynasty and has the reign mark of Emperor Kangxi (AD 1662-1722).

Historic Context:

It is a common enough coin to be found scattered about Southeast Asia, also plentiful for the tourist market. It is also commonly used in various Chinese rituals. Its antiquity that predates the building of the estate and discovery on the surface at 11 Adam Park suggests this may have been a memento or token carried for luck lost by accident or part of a ceremonial scattering of coins.

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