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1. Silver ingot, casted with Chinese characters on both sides
(Matching tags: Yuan dynasty,silver,currency)
This provincial silver ingot, weighing more than nineteen hundred grams, was the official currency of the Yuan dynasty. As you can see, it is shaped like a flat weight. On the front of the silver ingot ...
2. Ship-shaped silver ingot, casted with three Chinese characters
(Matching tags: Song dynasty,silver,currency)
The shapes of silver ingots in the Song dynasty do not have a particular style. They can be long and flat, kidney shaped, or boat shaped. Of these, kidney shaped was the most popular style, and probably ...