Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Han ( XIN) Dynasty- Wang Mang 王莽 ( AD9~AD23) Coin sets for Sale

During the Wang Mang reigned. He coined many design of coin collection in Han Dynasty coin history.

Here is a full High Value coins set. ( Huo Bu 货布)
Range from 100 coin to 10,000 coin in value. ( which is equivalent in today value range from : $100 to $10,000 )

You can also learn the ancient numeral writing ( 100 to 10,000 ) from the Western Han Dynasty period.

Beside the value, there was also inscription : the place of where the coin was minted.
WANG MANG - 14th Emperor and also the last on the last throne of Western Han Dynasty. ( Also known as the XIN Dynasty / 新朝 )

Wang Mang, Nephew of the queen of Han Yuandi. In 8 AD, he became the emperor of the Western Han Dynasty and changed the country's name to 'Xin' the next year. Although he carried out a series of measures, the society was in great disarray. The dynasty was finally overthrown by a peasant revolt.
The name ( 王莽 )Wang Mang truly stand for his name as a blurr emperor.

Wang Mang was born into a distinguished family, but his father died when he was young and he held only minor posts until being made a marquess in 16 BC. His father's half sister was the powerful Grand Empress Dowager Wang who had been the consort of Emperor Yuan and mother of Emperor Cheng. In 8 BC Wang was appointed regent for Emperor Cheng, but Emperor Cheng died in 7 or 6 BC and was succeeded by Emperor Ai, who was not related to the Empress Dowager. Wang Mang thereupon resigned.

However, in 1 BC, Emperor Ai died and Empress Dowager Wang immediately had Wang Mang appointed regent for the new Emperor Ping. Wang consolidated his power by having his daughter made the Emperor Ping's empress. When Emperor Ping died as a child in AD 6, Wang Mang chose (to his own advantage) an infant successor, the Emperor Ruzi, who had only been born in AD 5. At this time, Wang claimed for himself the title of acting emperor (假皇帝) and engaged in a propaganda campaign to convince others that the Han dynasty no longer held the mandate of heaven and was to be replaced. Finally, in January of AD 9, he ascended the throne and declared the Xin Dynasty.

Northern Song Dynasty Plate - AD96~1127AD Not For Sale

This plate is made of Ceramic during the Northern Song Dynasty period. Dated between AD960 ~ 1127AD.
It is one of the most beautiful ceramic design I ever appreciates in Chinese Ceramic collection.

* Double Click - And take a closer look on the Ceramic plate.

It is beautifully designed.
It is very unique and rare piece.

I failed the bid for another similar design Ceramic bowl - which is also of the Norhtern Song Dynasty.

This piece is not for Sale.

Sorry, This is not for sale. Because it is one of my favorite collection.

* Click on photo to get a closer view

Harp of Sea Galilee - For Sale

The Harp take after the design from the Sea of Galilee in Israel.
It was believed that the harp played by King David was also a design similar to this type.
David's Harp was a hand-held type.
This harp which I own is a lap-top-type. The sound is louder than the hand-held type.
Get a Harp CD - you will understand how the sound is like.

I purchased it from Israel.
It was beautifully engraved on the mahagony wood.

It stand 3 feet tall and 2 feet width with 22 strings.
It is a collectible harp as well as you can play on it.
I don't know how to play. But I do know of a music school that teaches Harp's lesson.
Located at Balestier Point, 279 Balestier Road, #01-07 Tel: 81331709.
School name: BRETON MUSIC Center.
The melody of harp certainly sound beautiful and spiritual. That is why King Saul, the first king of Israel got healed for his
head-aches whenever David play the harp for him.

1 Samuel 16:23 Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
* Click on photo again to get a closer look.

Selling it away for : $600
Original price bought : $1200
hand Carried all the way from Israel to Singapore by plane.
Original plan was to buy as a display.......I don't know how to play.