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【藏品名称】 大清镇库.嘉庆通宝



[collection name] Daqing zhenku, Jiaqing Tongbao

[collection Specification] diameter 43mm, thickness 3.2mm, weight 34.1g

[collection type] miscellaneous


At first, the four animals were called “four elephants”. “Four images” refers to the images of water, fire, earth and gold. “Yi – tie Ci” said: “Liangyi master four images.” Yin and yang or heaven and earth. In ancient times, the four star images in the southeast and northwest of the sky were Eastern Canglong, western white tiger, southern Zhuque and Northern Xuanwu. During the southern spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period, due to the prevalence of the five elements theory, according to the five elements and the five colors matching relationship in the Huangdi Neijing, wood is blue, the color of wood leaves sprouting; fire is red, the color of bonfire burning; soil is yellow, the color of the earth’s atmosphere booming; gold is white, the color of metal luster; water is black, the color of abyss boundless, so the “four images” are also colored as Qinglong. White tiger, Zhuque, Xuanwu. In the Han Dynasty, the four symbols evolved into the spirits believed in by Taoism, so the four sacred beasts were also called the four spirit beasts. The five elements of Oriental Qinglong belong to wood green, the five elements of Southern Zhuque belong to fire red, the five elements of Western White Tiger belong to gold white, the five elements of northern Xuanwu belong to water black, and the central Wuji belongs to earth yellow. There are four groups of animals: bird, West tiger and North tortoise (Wu), which are also the four gods in ancient Chinese mythology.

在中国古代最令妖邪胆战心惊并且法力无边的四大神兽就是青龙、白虎、朱雀、玄武四兽了。青龙为东方之神;白虎为西方之神;朱雀为南方之神;玄武为北方之神,龟蛇合体。故有“青龙、白虎、朱雀、玄武, 天之四灵,以正四方,王者制宫阙殿阁取法焉。”。

In ancient China, the four most frightening and powerful beasts are the green dragon, white tiger, Zhuque and Xuanwu. Qinglong is the God of the East; white tiger is the God of the West; Zhuque is the God of the South; Xuanwu is the God of the north, a combination of turtle and snake. Therefore, there are “green dragon, white tiger, Zhuque, Xuanwu, the four spirits of the sky, to be square, the king system palace palace palace palace palace cabinet take method.”.


In the ancient times, the ancients divided the heaven into four palaces: East, West, North and south, respectively named Qinglong (Canglong), Baihu, Zhuque and Xuanwu (a turtle shaped God). In fact, the sky is divided into four parts, which are formed by connecting the seven major stars in each part and named after its shape.





The eastern horn, Kang, surname, room, heart, tail and dustpan are in the shape of dragon, so the eastern palace is called Qinglong or Canglong.

In the west, qixingkui, Lou, Wei, ang, Bi, Jiao and Shen have the shape of a tiger, which is called the white tiger.

In the south, the well, ghost, willow, star, Zhang, Yi and Fu are linked in the shape of a bird, which is called Zhuque.

North seven star Dou, Niu, NV, Xu, Wei, Shi, Bi, its shape is like a turtle, which is called Xuanwu.

于是,青龙、白虎、朱雀、玄武又成为镇守天官的四神,辟邪恶、调阴阳。四神之中,青龙与白虎因为体相勇武,主要地被人们当作镇邪的神灵,其形象多出现在宫阙、殿门、城门或墓葬建筑及其器物上,在最后一种场合里,龙已不是助墓主升天,而是镇慑邪魔,保卫墓主的灵魂安宁。Therefore, Qinglong, Baihu, Zhuque and Xuanwu became the four gods to guard Tianguan, dispelling evil and regulating yin and Yang. Among the four gods, the green dragon and the white tiger are regarded as evil spirits mainly because of their bravery. Their images often appear in the palace, the palace, the gate, the city gate or the tomb buildings and their artifacts. In the last occasion, the dragon is not helping the tomb owner to rise to the sky, but rather deterring the evil spirits and protecting the soul of the tomb owner.


Green dragon and white tiger palms are all around. Zhu Que and Xuanwu follow the Yin and Yang. The four spirits of the four spirits, Canglong, white tiger, Zhuque and Xuanwu heaven, are rare in European and American fantasy. However, in Chinese and Japanese myths and legends, they appear as the incomparable four sacred beasts.


In order to control disasters and exorcise evils, and pray for good luck, wealth and eternal wealth, the imperial court set up shrines in the Treasury to worship the gods of wealth, storekeeper, land and fire. Above the incense table in the shrine, there is a special large coin hanging, which is covered with red silk and hung with tassels, that is, zhenku money.


There are records of casting zhenku money in all the dynasties of China. Zhenku money is a pearl in the treasure house of ancient Chinese coin culture, which means the eternal stability of the river and the mountain, the protection of the heaven and earth for the true Dragon Emperor, the auspiciousness, wealth, prosperity and the wealth of Yongzhen. It has witnessed the long history of China’s currency, carried the ancient oriental civilization, and contains profound cultural background. As a mascot, it is loved by the vast number of coin lovers.


Recently, a piece of Jiaqing Tongbao, a four god beast from Daqing town, was collected to spend money. This piece is 43mm in diameter, 3.2mm in thickness and 34.1g in weight. The shape is regular, the outside is round and the inside is square, but the specification is large, and the beginning is thick. It is a famous treasure with unique style. This kind of money making process is quite exquisite, the lines are decorated clean, extremely flat, and the word mouth is very clear. There are four characters “Jiaqing Tongbao” on the surface and “Daqing zhenku” on the back. The four animals are in four places, which are like the eight diagrams of heaven and earth. They are Gongwei imperial power in the middle, neat and handsome, wrapped with old pulp, and the collection is a rare collection, extremely rare, with huge investment value and collection value. In ancient times, zhenku money often refers to a kind of large money that was specially made at the beginning of the official furnace casting, mainly for the purpose of commemorating and avoiding evil spirits. Therefore, China has the habit of casting zhenku money for a long time, and the “Datang zhenku” gold and silver coins contain the significance.


Zhenku coin is a kind of special non currency coin in ancient times. Its size is larger and thicker than the currency in circulation. It has a small amount of casting and a more refined technology. It is generally placed in the storehouse of the money Bureau and has the function of “Yitou”. The most famous and earliest Chinese town Treasury was “Datang town treasury”, which was forged in the period of Five Dynasties and ten countries. In all previous dynasties, town Treasury money appeared.


During the Jiaqing period, there was not much money in the town Treasury. According to the records, there was a large amount of money in the town treasury of Jiaqing Baoquan Bureau, and there were collectors who collected the money in the town treasury of Jiaqing Tongbao, whose market price was more than 1 million yuan / piece. Experts and teachers think that this coin is only the auspicious money that was cast at the beginning of the establishment of a money Bureau. Therefore, it is extremely rare and precious. It is used to welcome the auspicious luck and exorcise the evil spirits and welcome the auspicious luck. The coin is also cast at the beginning of the opening of the furnace and put in the local treasury. However, it is less than that of the opening of the furnace, and its use is more fixed. Its value should also be comprehensively evaluated according to its technology, casting level and so on. Judgment is one of the most important coins in the history of Qing Dynasty. Each coin has gone through years of reincarnation, vicissitudes of life and can be preserved to this day, which is really precious.


This collection is the core recommendation of the London Campaign in UK. Welcome all Tibetan friends to come to the UK Campaign for consultation and bidding. This is a rare opportunity!


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