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Sale Number: 361  -  Pars Coins
Lot Number: 351

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Lot 351.  JAPAN; Meiji reign. AE Arhat charm (47.51 gm; 55mm). Arhat charm, zhou yuan tong bao // Nantimitolo, the Buddhist immortal, known as the Dragon Taming Lohan. CCH-2799. Mandel-1.18.21. Choice EF. ""The inscription on this charm was used on the coins of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty issued by Shizong. As the emperor of this small dynasty did not have enough copper for casting coins, he took Buddhist statues, melted them and then used the metal for casting ""zhou yuan tong bao"" coins. For this reason, many people consider this inscription on charms as an efficient protection against evil and demons. Likely cast during the reign of Meiji.

Estimate: US$ 500 

Lot is Closed
Closing PriceUS$ 300 
Closing DateMonday, May 10, 2021
12:56:40 PM CDT