K-ent has been having too much fun with big star dating news this past week, time to share the buzz with China and it’s a doozy at that.Top Chinese stars Feng Shao Feng and Zhao Li Ying were spotted all masked and trying to look incognito while out on a date, but their cover was blown multiple ones.Many visitors to this website, however, have a specific interest in these ancient Chinese coins themselves.
The horizontal line below the "six" may represent the number "one". This spade money has a length of 67.5 mm and a maximum width of 37 mm. A very distinctive and rare type of spade money is the "three hole spade" (san kong bu 三孔布).While Chinese charms evolved into a number of different shapes and forms over a period of 2,000 years, the most common shape continued to resemble the familiar shape of ancient Chinese coins which were round with a square hole in the center.Because of the close relationship between Chinese coins and charms, a variety of old Chinese coins from the various dynasties are discussed in different topics and on different pages of this website to provide a clearer picture of the background and historical context from which Chinese charms emerged.The spade coin at the left has an inscription which is believed to be This is an example of a flat handled spade money from the Zhou Dynasty.The characteristic of this type of spade money is that it has a round handle, round shoulders and round feet.
These coins are believed to have been patterned after jade rings or, perhaps, a spinning wheel.