- Museum number
A copper alloy disc with square hole in the centre (modelled on Chinese coins), gold-plated. Pierced so that it could be attached to the owner's clothes (probably head-wear).
- Production date
Diameter: 20 millimetres
Weight: 0.80 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Stein 1928, p.681: "Ast.i.3.06: Three Chinese coin-shaped silver discs without inscr[iption], but drilled with two holes in opposite edges for threading as ornaments."
Stein 1928, p.647: "There may have been originally some objects of value deposited with these bodies; for mixed up with the layer of earth and decayed matting near them there were found the following small articles, which the first pillagers of the tomb had evidently overlooked when turning the bodies out of their coffins. The three small discs of silver, Ast.i.3.06, with square holes in the centre, were obviously made in imitation of Chinese copper coins. ... Seven glass beads, Ast.i.3.07, were also recovered, and a Chinese copper coin of the Wu-shu [pinyin: wuzhu] type, with a legend in four characters, reading ch'ang p'ing wu shu [pinyin: Changping wuzhu] 常平五銖."
- On display (G68/dc11/p1)
- Acquisition notes
- Registration nos beginning IA refer to coins acquired on Stein's Third Central Asian Expedition, and published in his book Innermost Asia.
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Ast.i.3.06 (Stein no.)