Song Dynasty Zodiac Lucky Charm, Zi- Rat and Chinese Bagua c.960-1280AD

 

Song Dynasty Zodiac Lucky Charm, Zi- Rat and Chinese Bagua c.960-1280AD

Chinese Charm coin, Song Dynasty

Zodiac Lucky Charm,

Zi -Rat and Chinese Bagua

Size: 26.8 mm; 5. grams; Bronze



Chinese Zodiac Coin

Obv: Rat – 鼠, (子) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water)

Rev: Chinese Bagua

Bagua

The bagua (Chinese: 八卦; literally: "eight symbols") are eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts. Each consists of three lines, each line either "broken" or "unbroken," representing yin or yang, respectively. Due to their tripartite structure, they are often referred to as "trigrams" in English.

The trigrams are related to taiji philosophy, taijiquan and the wu xing, or "five elements".[1] The relationships between the trigrams are represented in two arrangements, the Primordial (先天八卦), "Earlier Heaven"[2] or "Fu Xi" bagua (伏羲八卦), and the Manifested (後天八卦), "Later Heaven,"[2] or "King Wen" bagua. The trigrams have correspondences in astronomy,astrology, geography, geomancy, ana