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...sure is interesting.

The game used to be called 'Sparrow', with 136 tiles split into suits, honours and bonuses. There are 3 basic suits: bamboos, dots and characters.

There are 2 different honours tiles: winds and dragons.

There are 2 types of bonus tiles: flowers and seasons.

Well, I might be mistaking your discs and their imagery for birds, creatures/dragons, dots, bamboo, characters, seasons or 'powers' - earth, wind, fire and water - and one or two central players responsible for acting out the play of the game.

I don't know though...those tiles might not actually show birds, creatures/dragons, dots, bamboo, characters, seasons. You may be right after all...currency. I wonder how much a tile with a dot and bird on one side and profound description on the other side is worth compared to a tile with a dragon and dot and no description?

Worth a wife or house, maybe? A pig? 2 ducks? I will go and make one and be back in an hour and buy a house then. And sheesh...I'll get my uncle to make a large tile out of glass and buy a palace. Be back in 8 hours for that.

(said with a little humour, of course...no offense intended)

No-one expects a Spanish Inquisition

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Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 1990 drdavidanderson 15-Feb-18 18:35
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 360 Wheeler 15-Feb-18 23:49
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 365 drdavidanderson 16-Feb-18 08:35
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 351 Andrew_W 16-Feb-18 20:18
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 369 drdavidanderson 17-Feb-18 20:52
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 369 Wheeler 17-Feb-18 12:01
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 391 drew 18-Feb-18 00:46
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 366 drdavidanderson 18-Feb-18 05:16
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 369 drew 18-Feb-18 21:29
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 400 drdavidanderson 19-Feb-18 17:29
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 349 drew 20-Feb-18 01:54
lol 385 drew 20-Feb-18 02:13
Re: lol 333 drdavidanderson 20-Feb-18 15:42
Re: lol 354 drew 20-Feb-18 23:38
Re: lol 380 Wheeler 21-Feb-18 01:30
Re: Chunkey 350 drew 21-Feb-18 06:21
Re: Chunkey 345 drdavidanderson 21-Feb-18 09:23
Re: Chunkey 377 Wheeler 21-Feb-18 12:19
Re: Chunkey 340 drdavidanderson 21-Feb-18 14:09
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 391 drew 20-Feb-18 02:30
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 347 drew 21-Feb-18 23:50
history of mahjong... 364 drew 22-Feb-18 00:31
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 362 drdavidanderson 22-Feb-18 05:38
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 366 Wheeler 22-Feb-18 11:16
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 390 drew 22-Feb-18 23:45
ps 354 drew 23-Feb-18 00:03
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 643 drdavidanderson 23-Feb-18 08:01


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