Ursa Major Charm

Actual size is 35 mm.

Chinese characters on the obverse:

Bi Xie means: Symbols of the Nothern Heaven on the reverse - a Turtle, a Sward, a Snake and the seven stars of Ursa Major constellation (Chinese Pei Tou [Bei Dou] - stars of Nothern Ladle).

As we can see from description of another charms with Ursa major - Wu Hsing Ta Pu and Chia Ch'in T'ung Pao - symbols on the reverse serve for protection against devil forces.

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