CHINA, ZHOU Dynasty, 1122-255 BC, bronze "shield money."
    The following items all have a loop or bar on back as if for attachment to a (cloth?) backing, and are thus conceptually related to the wawa or "cicada" money, the tadpole shaped "moon money," the chuan "bead money," and so forth.  Things like them are mentioned and shown in Ramsden (photocopy available for $5.00).  As is usual with Zhou era bronze items of a convenient size, we cannot definitively call them "coins," but we can with possible justification say of them "why not?"  On the other hand, many people, possibly a majority, think they are buttons or armor scales or horse ornaments.
    See also"wawa" or "cicada money," "moon money," "swirl money," etc.ancient bronze "bead" or "string" money, and jiapian armor scales.
 

CS1) "shield money," white bronze, 22mm round with triple swirl pattern, F-VF $16.00 sold
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CS2) "shield money," 22mm round with flat surface, 4.8g, aVF $15.00

CS3) "shield money," sim., 25mm, 6.8g, tiny edge chip, aVF $15.00

CS4) "shield money," sim., 37mm, 18.8g, aVF $18.00 sold
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CS5) "shield money," 21mm round with lightly pointed domed surface, 4.3g, F $20.00
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CS6) "shield money," 62mm with conical contour, 56.4g, slightly rough edge, F $46.00
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CS7) "shield money," 41mm, moderately concave, 14.2g, slightly rough edges, F $22.00
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CS8) "shield money," 50mm, slightly concave, 21g, aVF $26.00
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CS9) "shield money," 34mm, shaped like Mexican sombrero with circle of incised lines around dome, 10.9g, F $27.00 sold
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CS10) "shield money," 97x47mm, keyhole shape with 17mm projecting tube (for the tassel!), F $36.00 sold
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CS11) "shield money," 86x38mm, keyhole shape, minor edge chip, F $22.00
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CS12) "shield money," silver plated bronze, egg shaped, 2 loops on back, 29x19mm, 8mm deep, 5.5g, VF $140.00 sold
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CS13) "shield money," 27x19mm, 2.6g, badly chipped, $12.50
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CS14) "shield money," 32x23mm, 12mm deep, 9.9g, silver plated, crusty VF $130.00
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CS15) "shield money," 23x15mm, 2.1g, unplated, 2 bars on back, one bar is cracked, small edge chip, heavy patina, F $30.00
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CS16) tiny bronze "shield money," hollow teardrop with bar on back, 12x6mm, silver plated, 0.9g, VF $70.00
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CS17) "shield money," 22x12mm, 3.4g, gold plated, 2 bars on back, F $85.00
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CS18) another, 20x12mm, 2.6g, F $85.00 sold
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JP4) 36x33mm, flower shape, 4 petals, incised swirly decoration, central boss, bar on back, silver plate, F $22.50 sold
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JP5) 44x23mm, football shape, 1 bar on back, silver plate, VF $17.50 sold
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JP8) 43mm dia. round, triple swirl in clouds pattern, bar on back, VF $43.00 sold
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JP9) sim., 28mm dia., VF $32.00 sold
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JP10) sim., 22mm dia., quadruple swirl in clouds & stars pattern, small casting hole on edge, XF $21.00 sold
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JP6) gray metal, 33mm dia. round, linked border around circle, bar on back, (4 pcs available) VF @ $17.50 each all but rightmost specimen are is sold
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JP7) sim. 26mm dia., VF @ $17.50 each b sold
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