March 26, 1999
70.5 x 9.1 x 2.6 mm, 12.4 g
Obverse: Guan Qian Zong Ju - Official General Monetary
Reverse: Yi Qian - One Mace
Thanks to Stephen Tai for inscriptions reading
Message from Tsan-sheng Hsu (24 Jun 1999):
Your bar has the same writting and scripts, however the style of writing is different. Furthermore, the bar listed in the book has writting stamped on the surface, but the writing on yours looks like raised.
Shown piece is surely brass bar from Xinkiang Numismatics book, item #458..
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