Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1960.0019.0005.A-C - Sword, ceremonial

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Sword, ceremonial

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1960.0019.0005.A-C

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length 43.6 cm; width 10.9 cm; height 1.6 cm; metal

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Gift from Mrs. Wally Chang. Originally inadvertently catalogued as 993.129.1.

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Chinese ceremonial sword. The artifact initially consists of a longitudinal circular core. On either side of this core has been attached a row of slightly overlapping brass Chinese coins. These coins are held in place by two parallel rows of red thread. A hilt of two sets of overlapping coins is held in place by red thread. A segment of brown thread has been tied to the core, and this passes through several coins. 1994 09 13 Per H. de Vink - part A was unknowingly catalogued as 993.129.1. Artifact correctly re-numbered.

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