Sale 16

Auction 16


China - Modern
 
 
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Lot 802

Item 148324
WARRING STATES: State of Qi, 400-220 BC, AE knife money, H-4.3, three-character knife, qi fa huo (the authorized currency of Qi) in archaic script on obverse, archaic shang on reverse, Fine.
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Lot 803

Item 147468
CHOU: Anonymous, 600-400 BC, AE knife money, H-4.16, pointed tip type, archaic character liu (six).

Issued during the Spring and Autumn through Warring States period. With old collection ink number in red on obverse.
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Lot 804

Item 141257
WARRING STATES: Anonymous, ca. 350-220 BC, AE cash (10.16g), H-6.3, State of Liang, archaic yuan at right, nice patination, VF.
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Lot 805

Item 141256
QIN: Anonymous, ca. 300-200 BC, AE cash (8.92g), H-7.6, 37.3mm, ban liang.

A superb quality example from Frank S. Robinson, May 1993.
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Lot 806

Item 141259
QIUZI STATE: Anonymous, 5th-6th century, AE cash (2.65g), H-10.48, wu zhu, reverse in yet undeciphered Qiuzi script, choice VF.

Qiuzi is the old Chinese transcription for the Tokharian name of the old kingdom of Kucha, a very important state on the middle way of Silk Road from the Han to the Tang dynasty period. Qiuzi, one of the numerous states of the ancient Western Region, covered roughly the present day Kucha County of Xinjiang. The place was under the jurisdiction ot the Xiyu Duhufu of the Han Dynasty.
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Lot 807

Item 141258
CHEN: Anonymous, ca. 557-589, AE cash (4.01g), H-13.18, S-243, tai huo liu zhu, VF.

Emperor Xuan of Chen issued the beautiful "large coin six zhu" tai huo liu zhu coin in 579 AD. This coin with the beautiful calligraphy, displayed at the left, is considered to be the "crown jewel" of Southern Dyansty coins. The coin was originally worth ten regular wu zhu coins but because of popular discontent was revalued to one wu zhu.
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Lot 808

Item 144732
YUAN: Da Yuan, 1310-1311, AE 10 cash (18.76g), H-19.46, "ta üen tong baw" in Phags-pa (da yuan tong bao), superb example, lovely EF, ex Ruud Schüttenhelm collection.
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Lot 809

Item 124600
YUAN: Zhi Yuan, 1335-1340, AE cash, H-19.100, S-1104, shin in 'Phags-pa Mongol script above on reverse which is for the cyclical date ren chen (AD 1351), tiny natrual casting hole, still quite attractive, crude VF, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. (March 6, 1884 – March 10, 1975) was born in Warrenton, Missouri. In 1905 he graduated from the Morgan Park Academy. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1909, a Master's degree in 1911, and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1914. He spent the next thirteen years as a missionary in China. When he returned to America he was employed by the Library of Congress as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division. From 1928 to 1954, he built the collection into one of the largest and best organized in the country. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (1920-2001) was born in China. His parents moved to Beijing in 1924. In 1927, political conditions in China forced his family to return to the United States. His parents moved to Washington, DC, where his father worked as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division at the Library of Congress. In 1940, Arthur, Jr. then returned to Beijing to study at the California College of Chinese Studies. He was captured by the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor, escaped, and fought with the Nationalist guerillas. In 1950 he joined the US Foreign Service. Arthur Hummel, Jr. was later US Ambassador to Burma (1968-1971), Ethiopia (1975-1976), and China (1981-1985).
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Lot 810

Item 144734
YUAN: Zhi Zheng, 1350-1368, AE 3 cash size (11.48g), H-19.105, "shin" in Phags-pa for Chinese ran chen (1352), exquisite example, choice EF, ex Ruud Schüttenhelm collection.
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Lot 811

Item 144735
YUAN: Zhi Zheng, 1350-1368, AE 2 cash (6.97g), H-19.108, "rhi" in Phags-pa for Chinese er (2), VF, ex Ruud Schüttenhelm collection.
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Lot 812

Item 124603
YUAN: Tien Ding, rebel, 1359-1360, AE 3 cash, H-19.144, S-1124, Fine, R, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. (March 6, 1884 – March 10, 1975) was born in Warrenton, Missouri. In 1905 he graduated from the Morgan Park Academy. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1909, a Master's degree in 1911, and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1914. He spent the next thirteen years as a missionary in China. When he returned to America he was employed by the Library of Congress as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division. From 1928 to 1954, he built the collection into one of the largest and best organized in the country. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (1920-2001) was born in China. His parents moved to Beijing in 1924. In 1927, political conditions in China forced his family to return to the United States. His parents moved to Washington, DC, where his father worked as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division at the Library of Congress. In 1940, Arthur, Jr. then returned to Beijing to study at the California College of Chinese Studies. He was captured by the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor, escaped, and fought with the Nationalist guerillas. In 1950 he joined the US Foreign Service. Arthur Hummel, Jr. was later US Ambassador to Burma (1968-1971), Ethiopia (1975-1976), and China (1981-1985).
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Lot 813

Item 147387
MING: Tian Qi, 1621-1627, AE 10 cash (24.49g), H-20.232, very rare character fu above reverse, Xuanfu mint, Zhili province, VF, RR.
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Lot 814

Item 124612
CH'ING: Tien Ming, 1616-1626, AE cash, H-22.4, small natural casting hole, VF, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. (March 6, 1884 – March 10, 1975) was born in Warrenton, Missouri. In 1905 he graduated from the Morgan Park Academy. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1909, a Master's degree in 1911, and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1914. He spent the next thirteen years as a missionary in China. When he returned to America he was employed by the Library of Congress as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division. From 1928 to 1954, he built the collection into one of the largest and best organized in the country. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (1920-2001) was born in China. His parents moved to Beijing in 1924. In 1927, political conditions in China forced his family to return to the United States. His parents moved to Washington, DC, where his father worked as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division at the Library of Congress. In 1940, Arthur, Jr. then returned to Beijing to study at the California College of Chinese Studies. He was captured by the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor, escaped, and fought with the Nationalist guerillas. In 1950 he joined the US Foreign Service. Arthur Hummel, Jr. was later US Ambassador to Burma (1968-1971), Ethiopia (1975-1976), and China (1981-1985).
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Lot 815

Item 124605
CH'ING: Dao Guang, 1821-1850, AE palace cash, Board of Revenue mint, Peking, H-26.3, curtain-hanging money, tian xia tai ping (heaven below great peace), a pleasing example, Fine to VF, R, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. (March 6, 1884 – March 10, 1975) was born in Warrenton, Missouri. In 1905 he graduated from the Morgan Park Academy. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1909, a Master's degree in 1911, and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1914. He spent the next thirteen years as a missionary in China. When he returned to America he was employed by the Library of Congress as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division. From 1928 to 1954, he built the collection into one of the largest and best organized in the country. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (1920-2001) was born in China. His parents moved to Beijing in 1924. In 1927, political conditions in China forced his family to return to the United States. His parents moved to Washington, DC, where his father worked as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division at the Library of Congress. In 1940, Arthur, Jr. then returned to Beijing to study at the California College of Chinese Studies. He was captured by the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor, escaped, and fought with the Nationalist guerillas. In 1950 he joined the US Foreign Service. Arthur Hummel, Jr. was later US Ambassador to Burma (1968-1971), Ethiopia (1975-1976), and China (1981-1985).
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Lot 816

Item 124604
CH'ING: Dao Guang, 1821-1850, AE palace cash, Board of Revenue mint, Peking, H-26.3, curtain-hanging money, tian xia tai ping (heaven below great peace), small flan crack & natural casting defect on edge which is unusual for palace issues, Fine to VF, R, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. (March 6, 1884 – March 10, 1975) was born in Warrenton, Missouri. In 1905 he graduated from the Morgan Park Academy. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1909, a Master's degree in 1911, and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1914. He spent the next thirteen years as a missionary in China. When he returned to America he was employed by the Library of Congress as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division. From 1928 to 1954, he built the collection into one of the largest and best organized in the country. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (1920-2001) was born in China. His parents moved to Beijing in 1924. In 1927, political conditions in China forced his family to return to the United States. His parents moved to Washington, DC, where his father worked as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division at the Library of Congress. In 1940, Arthur, Jr. then returned to Beijing to study at the California College of Chinese Studies. He was captured by the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor, escaped, and fought with the Nationalist guerillas. In 1950 he joined the US Foreign Service. Arthur Hummel, Jr. was later US Ambassador to Burma (1968-1971), Ethiopia (1975-1976), and China (1981-1985).
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Lot 817

Item 124607
CH'ING: Dao Guang, 1821-1850, AE palace cash (22.71g), Board of Revenue mint, Peking, H-26.4, lantern-hanging money, tian xia tai ping (heaven below great peace), yang qián (sample coin), 37.7mm, VF, RRRR, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

This coin is now determined to be a sample coin (yang qián) as the manufacturing technique is vastly different than normal palace cash of Dao Guang. The style of calligraphy matches palace coins not charm coins. Also, there were other mu qián and yang qián coins in the ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection which was formed in the 1920's.
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Lot 818

Item 124606
CH'ING: Dao Guang, 1821-1850, AE palace cash, Board of Revenue mint, Peking, H-26.4, lantern-hanging money, tian xia tai ping (heaven below great peace), a pleasing example, VF, R, ex Authur W. Hummel, Jr. and Sr. Collection.

Arthur W. Hummel, Sr. (March 6, 1884 – March 10, 1975) was born in Warrenton, Missouri. In 1905 he graduated from the Morgan Park Academy. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1909, a Master's degree in 1911, and a Bachelor of Divinity in 1914. He spent the next thirteen years as a missionary in China. When he returned to America he was employed by the Library of Congress as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division. From 1928 to 1954, he built the collection into one of the largest and best organized in the country. Arthur W. Hummel, Jr. (1920-2001) was born in China. His parents moved to Beijing in 1924. In 1927, political conditions in China forced his family to return to the United States. His parents moved to Washington, DC, where his father worked as the first Chief of the Orientalia Division at the Library of Congress. In 1940, Arthur, Jr. then returned to Beijing to study at the California College of Chinese Studies. He was captured by the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor, escaped, and fought with the Nationalist guerillas. In 1950 he joined the US Foreign Service. Arthur Hummel, Jr. was later US Ambassador to Burma (1968-1971), Ethiopia (1975-1976), and China (1981-1985).
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Lot 819

Item 148724
CH'ING: Xian Feng, 1851-1861, AE 20 cash, Fushou mint, Fujian Province, H-22.794, yi liang ji zhong incuse around reverse rim, with many small chopmarks around both rims, Fine, S.
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Lot 820

Item 141280
CH'ING: Tong Zhi, 1862-1874, AE charm (13.16g), CD1874, charms with cyclical dates are rare, VF, R, ex Thomas Olive Mabbott, ex. Gregory Cole Collection.

Thomas was an American professor, and researcher of literature -- most famously his study of Edgar Allan Poe, and numismatist (he collected everything from Ancients to Mining tokens). A lot of the material in his collection was probably put together from the 1920's-1930's. Some of the amulets may have been acquired by Mabbott from Ramsden.
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Lot 821

Item 148192
CH'ING: Guang Xu, 1875-1908, AR sycee (430g), inscribed ruler's name and "circulative in Yunnan province", EF.
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Lot 822

Item 141255
CH'ING:LOT of 59 coins, old collection in old National Coin Album, includes Shun Zhi (4), Kang Xi (34) including one Taiwan mint, Yong Zheng (2), Qian Long (15), Jia Qing (2), Tong Zhi (1), Guang Xu (1), average circulated condition, lot of 59 coins.
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