ANCIENT CHINA bronze button lot


CHINA, ZHOU dynasty, goshi button lot, circa 1000-250 BC, round, lightly domed front, bar on back, bronze, 39mm average, 14g average, F

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This is a lot of nine pieces from the same casting. People discuss whether these were ornaments for clothing for people or for horses. Ramsden mentioned things like these in his pamphlet on pre-coin bronze money in China.

China is like the world: it has everything in it. The current evidence shows that there were people “everywhere” by about 12,000 years ago. In China they started writing stuff down about 5000 years ago, roughly the same time as Egypt and Sumer. The Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations are gone, but China is still here.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.