½ Liang Type 3; legend repeated

Features

Country China (ancient)
Ruling authority Western Han dynasty › Anonymous (202 BC - 8 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 182 BC - 175 BC
Value 1/2 Liang (1/2)
Currency Liang
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.87 g
Shape Round with a square hole
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 210351
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Hartill# 7.15,
David Hartill; 2017. Cast Chinese Coins (2nd edition). New Generation Publishing, London, United Kingdom.
FD# 421
Fubao Ding, George Albert Fisher; 1990. Fisher's Ding. G. A. Fisher, Littleton, Colorado, USA.

Obverse

Two Chinese ideograms read right to left, repeated above and below.

Lettering:
 兩
兩 半
 半

Translation:
Ban Liang / Ban Liang
Half ounce / Half ounce

Reverse

Blank (uniface).

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Five main types exist:
- Type 1: Weight around 8 grams.
- Type 2: Weight around 5 grams.
- Type 3: Weight less than 2 grams.
- Type 4: Weight less than (or around) 3 grams; without rims.
- Type 5: Weight less than (or around) 3 grams; with rims.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (182 BC - 175 BC) 

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