Month: April 2017

5. François Thierry’s new book on Chinese coins

François Thierry‘s new book is due out in May. Titled Les monnaies de la Chine ancienne. Des origines à la fin de l’Empire, it’s published by Les Belles Lettres, Paris. It’s a paperback, with bibliography, 688 pages, 20 maps, and 370 colour illustrations, 16 x 24 cm, 1310 g, €55.00, ISBN 9782251446868.  (more…)

4. Chinese Openwork Charms

Not a new book, but a recent acquisition for the library at the Department of Coins and Medals, at the British Museum – kindly donated by Simmons Gallery.

LIU Chunsheng, Zhongguo gudai loukong huaqian kianshang (Beijing: Zuojia chubanshe, 2005)  ISBN 7-5063-3237-X  //  刘春声著:《中国古代镂空花钱鉴赏》, 北京:作家出版社,2005年。 (more…)

1. The Kwangtung Note Redemption, July 1914

This album of notes arrived at the British Museum as part of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Loan (1987-2009). In 2006, the Chartered Institute of Bankers became the ifs School of Finance, and in 2009 the collection of paper money was given to the British Museum. Here’s the link to the BM Collections Online.  (more…)