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    N. V. Unzhenin black "Tea Money" Brick of 40 Ounces ND (c. 1862/4-1917) UNC, Opitz-pg. 338 (this piece illustrated). 238x184x26mm. 1136gm. Incuse oval stamp containing BЫCOЧAЙШIЙ ЦЕЙПОНСО-КИТАЙСКІЙ (The highest [quality] Ceylon-Chinese [tea]) around Siberian Wolf or Panther, surrounded by 6 imitation screws / perforated into 8 panels, each containing Н.В. УНЖЕНИНЪ (N. V. Unzhenin) against checkerboard background, imitation screw in each corner. An astonishing and glossy tea brick made of the highest grade tea and preserving an appearance unlike any of the other tea bricks we have encountered. Of the highest rarity, and an ideal target for the serious collector of odd and curious monies, or the enthusiast of Russian and Chinese history. Sold with a cut out of the original Money Company lot description.
    Ex. The Money Company Hong Kong International Coin Exposition Auction (11 May 1990, Lot 776)
    From the Charles J. Opitz Collection


    1862/4-1917年中國「茶錢」黑磚。N. V. Unzhenin。40盎司。UNC。
    Opitz第338頁顯示此枚。238x184x26毫米,1136克。橢圓形內刻有西伯利亞狼或黑豹,周圍文字代表最高質量的錫蘭茶,另周圍用6個仿製螺釘穿孔成8個面板,每個面板刻有Н.В。УНЖЕНИНЪ(N. V. Unzhenin),仿螺釘在每個面板的角落上。一個驚人的亮澤茶磚,使用茶葉的等級和保存程度與我們遇到的其他茶葉磚皆不同。非常稀有的「茶錢」,是收集奇特錢幣或俄羅斯和中國歷史愛好者的理想目標。 與原本的Money Company《錢幣公司》描述一起出售。
    出自: Ex. The Money Company 香港拍賣(1990年5月)


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