CHINA giant crossbow part circa 700-1200 AD


CHINA, TANG-SONG, giant crossbow part, circa 700-1200 AD, the toothed cam, bronze, 52x27x10mm, 65.22g, VF

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I got this in the 1990s maybe. The mechanisms probably were housed in a wooden box. There was a period in which there was doubt about the authenticity of these, but these days they seem to be accepted as genuine.

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.