Approx. 27 grams of silver
This money type, called "Sitse", means "high silver", because of the fine thread-like lines that arise after "casting" (in sand). It also has the official mark on it. They look like little hills.
This was not only used as a money or capital investment, it was also used as a wedding gift.
This comes from a legacy of someone who collected all kinds of - rather bizarre to me - curious forms of money. Seems pretty unique to me.
'The photos provide a good impression.'
- China, Qing dynasty
- AR Sycee (27 gr)
- Year/Period and Variation
- ND 18-19th century, mark "Ding"
- Precious metal