Szechuan Horse and Orchid token legendary lucky insect Qingfu Chrysanthemum

Szechuan Horse and Orchid token legendary lucky insect Qingfu Chrysanthemum

Republic of China,

Szechuan Province Horse and Orchid token

legendary lucky insect and Chrysanthemum
Copper 10 Cash


Weight: 7.3 grams, Size: 28 mm; Material: Copper

Szechuan Province: Horse and Orchid c.1918-30

Obverse: legendary lucky insect - 瑞蟲—青蚨


Reverse: Chrysanthemum 菊花



宋華岳《秋宵有感》:「木耳有才持紫囊,堵皮無計換青晚」【青蚨】晉干寶《搜神記》卷十三:「南方有蟲,名嫩蠍,一名惻蠍,又名青陳 形似蟬而稍大,味辛美,可食。生子必依草葉,大如蠶子。取其子,母即飛來,不以遠近。雖潛取其子,母必知處。以母血塗錢八十一文,以子血塗錢八十一文,每市物,或先用母錢,或先用子錢,皆復飛歸,輪轉無已。故《淮南子術》以之還錢,名曰青跌。」


Szechuan Horse and Orchid coins


Sichuan Horse and Orchid coins were produced in the Republic for seven years (1918), was Governor of Yunnan against Yuan Cai E Jiyao after law enforcement, led the National Protection Army stationed in Chongqing, chaired Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces coalition meeting in Chongqing, and became the coalition commander in chief. Hobbies of warlord Tang Jiyao his head on coins minted in or badge to show his outstanding achievements. To commemorate this event, Chongqing Bureau of copper casting round one of five big positive for the plum flowers for Jiyao portrait, horse-shaped back of a diameter of 33 mm and a thickness of 2 mm a commemorative coin as a gift with the goods.

Sichuan unique "Horse and Orchid Coins", the obverse design is more animal-based theme of the horse, the reverse is the orchid-based theme design. In addition, there are also other animals, buffalo, goats, lions, tigers, butterflies, as well as the legendary insects - 瑞蟲—青蚨 and other designs for the "Horse and Orchid Coins".

Its exquisite composition of the unique design, aside the secular tradition of copper pattern, not marked copper face value, but the diameter of the copper to the metaphor of the size of the copper face value. Each Horse and Orchid Coins" are all worth seeing and pleasing to the eye, they are the Chinese copper family in a wonderful work.





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Szechuan Horse and Orchid token legendary lucky insect Qingfu Chrysanthemum



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