Ancient Chinese Coinage - Pre-Imperial (770-220 BC) - Hollow Handled Spade Money - Sloping Shoulder Spades

Sloping Shoulder Spades

Sloping shoulder spades usually have a sloping shoulder, with the two outside lines on the obverse and reverse at an angle. The central line is often missing. This type is generally smaller than the prototype or square shoulder spades. Their inscriptions are clearer, and usually consist of two characters. They are associated with the Kingdom of Zhou and the Henan area. Their smaller size indicates that they are later in date than the square shoulder spades.

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