CHINA ancient bronze horse ornament


CHINA, ZHOU Dynasty, horse ornament, circa 1000-500 BC, round, shallow concave face, no lip, raised bar on back, bronze, 42mm diameter, 13.95g, F

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A wide variety of small bronze objects of ambiguous purpose have been found in China. A certain category has one or more loops on one side, to attach to cloth or leather.

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.