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Ancient Chinese Charms and Coins
Historical information and many images of Ancient Chinese Charms, Coins, Paper Money, Horse Coins, Tokens and Chess Pieces

Types of Chinese Charms
Images of old Chinese charms covering many categories with detailed discussion of history and meaning

Chinese Coins
History and images of Chinese coins and other ancient forms of money

Chinese Paper Money
Images and history of Chinese paper money with explanation of the vignettes, pictures and portraits

Chinese Charm Inscriptions
English translation of inscriptions on Chinese charms

How to Read and Understand the Meaning of Inscriptions (Symbols) on Chinese Charms
Guide to reading Chinese character (symbol) inscriptions and legends on Chinese charms

Emergence of Chinese Charms
The beginning of symbols appearing on Chinese coins

Ancient Chinese Zodiac Charms
History and images of Chinese Charms displaying Zodiac Animals and the Earthly Branches

Chinese Charms --The Book of Changes and Bagua
Chinese charms of the Book of Changes (I Ching) and the Eight Trigrams or Bagua (used in feng shui and divination)

Daoist (Taoist) Charms
Images, history, symbolism and meaning of old Chinese charms with Daoist (Taoist) inscriptions

Buddhist Charms
History and images of Chinese Buddhist temple coins and charms

Ancient Chinese Horse Coins
Images and background information concerning Chinese Horse Coins

Chinese Charms -- Auspicious Inscriptions
Images, symbols and meaning of old Chinese charms for good luck, good fortune, wealth, longevity, family, promotion and honor

Ancient Chinese Pendant Charms
History, symbols, meaning and images of old Chinese charms of different shapes which were worn as pendants on necklaces or hung from the waist

Ancient Chinese "Good Fortune" and Longevity Charms
Old Chinese charms having 24 "good fortune" and 24 longevity characters

Ancient Chinese Charm Symbols:  Star, Moon, Cloud and Dragon
Ancient belief in Yin Yang and the Five Elements to explain star, moon, cloud and dragon symbols on Chinese coins and charms

Chinese Charms -- Hidden Meaning of Symbols
Hidden or Implied Meaning of Chinese Charm Symbols

Chinese Cash Coins and Fortune-Telling
How old Chinese cash coins were traditionally used for fortune-telling

Chinese Coins and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The use of old Chinese coins in traditional Chinese medicine

Chinese Coins with Flower (Rosette) Holes
Images, history, production technique, and meaning of old Chinese coins with flower (rosette), "turtle shell", "star" and diamond shape holes

Ancient Chinese Charms -- Liu Hai and the Three-Legged Toad
History and images of Chinese charms displaying Liu Hai and the Three-Legged Toad

Chinese Charms -- The Eight Treasures
Chinese charms displaying the Eight Treasures such as the flaming pearl, lozenge, rhinoceros horns and ruyi

Ancient Chinese Gourd Charms
History, symbolism, meaning and images of old Chinese gourd charms

Chinese Five Poisons Charms and Amulets
Chinese charms of the Five Poisons to protect from evil influences

Ancient Chinese Peace Coins and Charms
History and images of Chinese peace (Tai Ping) charms and coins

Ancient Chinese Open-Work Charms
Images of different types of Chinese Open Works Charms

Chinese Charms -- Spade Charms
Images and history of ancient Chinese shovel and spade money and the evolution into a charm form

Ancient Chinese Lock Charms

Images and historical information on old Chinese lock charms

Ancient Chinese Fish Charms
Images, history and meaning of old Chinese fish charms

Ancient Chinese Peach Charms
Images, history and meaning of old Chinese peach charms

Chinese Charms with Coin Inscriptions
Images and history of charms with Chinese coin inscriptions (legends)

Ancient Chinese Coins with Charm Features
Images and history of Chinese coins with charm characteristics and features

Ancient Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) Pieces
Images and history of old Chinese chess (xiangqi) pieces

Confucian Charms
History and images of Chinese charms expressing the teachings and beliefs of Confucius

Chinese Charms -- Men Plow, Women Weave
History, myth and images of Chinese charms related to rice and silk production

Ancient Chinese Marriage Charms
Images, history, symbols and meaning of old Chinese marriage and wedding charms

Chinese Tokens
Images and history of old Chinese tokens with charm and amulet features

Bamboo Tallies
Images and history of the Chinese type of token money known as bamboo tallies

Chinese Poem Coins
Images and history of Chinese poem coins and charms of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty

Chinese Boy Charms
Charms with boy on top reflecting Chinese traditional wish for many sons

Chinese Astronomy Coins
Chinese astronomy coins displaying the Milky Way, Big Dipper, star constellations, planets, the sun and the moon

Chinese Money Trees
Images, history and meaning of Chinese money trees and coin trees

Swords and Amulets
Images, history, symbolism and meaning of Chinese swords and amulets

The Chinese House, Good Fortune and Harmony with Nature
Feng Shui, charms and amulets in the siting, building and decoration of traditional Chinese houses

Unknown Chinese Charms
Unidentified and unknown old Chinese Taoist and Buddhist temple charms

Korean Coins
History and images of Korean coins from ancient to modern times

Primal Trek -- a journey through Chinese Culture
Understanding Chinese culture through charms, amulets and coins.  Blog by Gary Ashkenazy.

Chinese Charm Articles
Articles discussing Chinese charms

Chinese Coin Articles
Articles discussing Chinese coins

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