Laos, Thailand, Vietnam. Collection of silver 6 ingots. Various years and periods (17-19th centuries)
Collection of 6 ingots include:
Laos - Thailand:
- Flower money (326 gr), Lan Na Kingdom, produced from the 17th century.
Ingot decorated with a coriander flower pattern.
- Flower money (230 gr), Lan Na Kingdom, produced from the 17th century.
Ingot decorated with fingerprint-like pattern (not common type of pattern).
- Flower money (160 gr), Lan Na Kingdom, produced from the 17th century.
Ingot decorated with fingerprint-like pattern (not common type of pattern), a cut "X" on the buttom.
The Lan Na Kingdom, was an Indianized state centered in present-day Northern Thailand from the 13th to 18th centuries.
- Nguyen Dynasty, Gia Long AD 1802-1820, AR 1 Lang Bars (two bars combined weight 77 g), ND. KM-118, in Hán Nôm characters:
Front: 嘉隆年造 gia long nien tao (made in the Gia Long era)
Back: 精銀壹两 tinh ngan nhat lang (pure silver one lang [liang])
Left edge: 中平號 trung binh hieu (made on the Trung Binh scale)
Right edge: 值錢二貫捌百 tri tien nhi quan bat mach (monetary value of 2 ligatures 8/1)
with 2 and 3 chopmarks on the edges.
- Nguyen Dynasty, Minh Mang AD 1820-1839, AR 5 Lang Curved Bar (181 gr), Year "癸己" Gui-ji (AD 1833) stamped in Hán Nôm characters:
Front: stamped "内帑" Court Treasury // "癸己" (AD 1833) // "明命" Minh Mang.
Back: "两” Lang, hand-carved on the back.
additional marks “公” “甲” “木两“ (1+2) on sides.
These types of silver bars were made with many different dies until the early 20th century as a popular form of bullion for use in Indochina.
Total 6 items combined weight 974 gr.
From private collection.