Author of the Month :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
Join us at this forum every month for a discussion with famous popular authors from around the world. 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Hi David

Okay...currency then.

I just really like the ninth tile on the second row here which has a very good character seen on your discs.

I like the swan as the first tile in the third row too...which could be mistaken for the bird on your discs. And the flower/dot of the first tile on the first row which, in its own way, actually looks like a disc when you remove the petals.

Two designs of White Dragon at the bottom, with the left showing N, S, E AND W, or, as the reverse side of one of your larger discs, Mountain/Earth, water, wind and fire.

On the right side of White Dragon are variations of one and two men walking and also one being carried by another.

But certainly the early game of Mahjong was called 'sparrow' or Pinyin. The swan takes over from the sparrow/bird of your discs.

All right, I'll stop now. No use trying to offer up that you have a game that came before Mahjong, and that you might - after a little investigation - be in a most unique position to write something that would appeal to millions of people around the world who are Chinese and/or do play Mahjong.

But a currency that only applied to one single province and died out because it was overshadowed by a unified currency? Maybe worth a hundred books...in elite circles of such things...more likely museums who deal with ancient currency.

That was fun, though. I am really glad you posted such possessions of yours that no-one else has.

All the best with your work, David.

Andrew

Sometimes looking up doesn't mean we're not looking down

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 2087 drdavidanderson 15-Feb-18 18:35
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 399 Wheeler 15-Feb-18 23:49
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 401 drdavidanderson 16-Feb-18 08:35
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 391 Andrew_W 16-Feb-18 20:18
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 409 drdavidanderson 17-Feb-18 20:52
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 407 Wheeler 17-Feb-18 12:01
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 429 drew 18-Feb-18 00:46
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 404 drdavidanderson 18-Feb-18 05:16
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 407 drew 18-Feb-18 21:29
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 439 drdavidanderson 19-Feb-18 17:29
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 388 drew 20-Feb-18 01:54
lol 423 drew 20-Feb-18 02:13
Re: lol 370 drdavidanderson 20-Feb-18 15:42
Re: lol 396 drew 20-Feb-18 23:38
Re: lol 422 Wheeler 21-Feb-18 01:30
Re: Chunkey 389 drew 21-Feb-18 06:21
Re: Chunkey 383 drdavidanderson 21-Feb-18 09:23
Re: Chunkey 417 Wheeler 21-Feb-18 12:19
Re: Chunkey 378 drdavidanderson 21-Feb-18 14:09
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 430 drew 20-Feb-18 02:30
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 388 drew 21-Feb-18 23:50
history of mahjong... 403 drew 22-Feb-18 00:31
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 404 drdavidanderson 22-Feb-18 05:38
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 407 Wheeler 22-Feb-18 11:16
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 426 drew 22-Feb-18 23:45
ps 393 drew 23-Feb-18 00:03
Re: Possible Hongshan currency - pseudoturquoise discs 697 drdavidanderson 23-Feb-18 08:01


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.