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    Impressive Near-Mint State "Poetry" 5 Tien

    Thieu Tri gold 5 Tien ND (1841-1847) AU58 NGC, KM341, Schr-279, S&H- Instantly captivating for both its large size and intricate details, this "poetic" type of Thieu Tri sheds a light on the internal political program of the monarch, carrying the Confucian verses "The precious stone khuyet and the cinnabar in a thousand years are transformed into very pure gold transmissible to ten thousand generations. Thus we recognize merit and we highlight virtuous men, because wisdom alone is precious"--which refers to the practice of inscribing written texts onto stone using a piece of cinnabar. While meant to evoke Thieu Tri's attachment to religious principles, wisdom, and the traditional foundations of the Nguyen dynasty, these verses, alongside the propitious images of five planets, five clouds, and the sun and moon, led many to be misused in jewelry and as amulets. As a consequence, very few specimens survive in any sort of meaningful or comparatively 'original' condition. Although a very slight degree of handling is noted on this piece in line with the assigned grade, the offering on the whole presents a markedly lustrous appearance, the devices sharply finished and accented by traces of reddish tone.
    Ex. Heritage Auction #3030 (January 2014, Lot 23011)


    1841-1847年紹治通寶五錢金幣。 AU58 NGC。
    紹治通寶這種刻有銘文的錢幣因其龐大的尺寸和複雜的細節而令人著迷,闡明了君主的內部政治綱領及用於皇室獎賞有功的文武官員。正面刻有「紹治通寶、萬世永賴」,背面亦刻有具賞功彰德功能的銘文: 「玦澒:千年化盪,鏐萬酬勳,世傳彰有德,所寶者惟賢」,這是仿傚以硃砂將文字刻在石頭上的做法。這些銘文雖呈現對宗教,智慧和越南阮朝傳統基礎的依戀,但刻上的銘文、五行星,五雲彩以及太陽和月亮所呈現的的吉祥形象,使許多人將其錯誤地用之鑲嵌於珠寶上或當為護身符使用,因此所倖存的數量極少,呈完整狀態者更無甚。此枚雖然帶輕微處理痕跡,但整體透出明顯的閃亮光澤,圖文細節清晰可見且帶有淡淡的紅色,瑰麗迷人。
    出自: 2014年海瑞得拍賣

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    December, 2020
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